New Delhi: Accepting the stand of the Centre that court cannot put fetters on the power of the President to revoke President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh, the Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stop the Governor from taking steps for the formation of a new government in the Assembly which has now a strength of 58 MLAs.
Though the Speaker had disqualified 14 rebel Congress MLAs, the Gauhati High Court has stayed the disqualification and the appeals is still pending in the apex court which has not passed any order.
The AG said “This is suspension (Assembly). It has to go. There has to be a government. Where is the cloak of invincibility. Your lordship is getting into political thicket”, the AG told the Bench.
His argument was that since it was a political issue, it was for the House to decide the issue and for courts to step into it.
The court asked him “How are you interested? The A-G said he was appearing for both the Centre and the President. “I am interested in the revocation of President rule.”...