Outrage over President's Rule in Arunachal Pradesh

Opposition cries murder of democracy.

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukhe-rjee on Tuesday gave his approval for President’s Rule in Arunachal Pradesh. The north-eastern border state has now come under Central Rule.

Sources said the President signed the proclamation two days after the Union Cabinet held an unscheduled meeting on Sunday to recommend that Arunachal Pradesh be brought under Central Rule.

President's Rule has been imposed on Arunachal Pradesh.President's Rule has been imposed on Arunachal Pradesh.

A statement issued by the Union home ministry said the President has signed a proclamation under Article 356 (1) of the Constitution imposing President’s Rule on Arunachal Pradesh and keeping the Legislative Assembly of the state in suspended animation with effect from January 26, 2016.

Mr Y.S. Dadwal, an IPS officer and former Delhi commissioner of police, and IAS officer G.S. Patnaik have been appointed advisers to Arunachal Pradesh governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa and a formal notification has been issued on Central Rule in the state.

“Taking cognisance of the constitutional breakdown that has taken place in the state of Arunachal Prad-esh, as reported by the governor of Arunachal Prad-esh, the Union Cabinet in its meeting held on January 24, 2016 had recommended to the President of India to issue such a proclamation,” said the statement.

“In pursuance of this proclamation, all the functions of the government of the state of Arunachal Pradesh and all the powers vested in or exercisable by the governor of Arunachal Pradesh under the Constitution or under any law in force in that state, which have been assumed by the President by virtue of the said proclamation, shall, subject to the superintendence, direction and control of the President, also be exercisable by the governor of Arunachal Pradesh,” it said.

( Source : deccan chronicle )
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