JD (U) blames BJP for political crisis in Arunachal

New Delhi: The Janata Dal (United) on Monday held the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) responsible for the political crisis in Arunachal Pradesh and accused Governor J.P. Rajkhowa of interfering with state government’s functioning.

“The entire crisis in Arunachal Pradesh is due to the Central Ministers. There was a deliberate attempt to pressurise the Speaker of the state assembly. The Governor of the state is responsible for interfering with the government’s functioning, he should be recalled immediately. We condemn this and this is against the spirit of cooperative federalism,” JD (U) leader K.C. Tyagi told ANI.

The Union Cabinet yesterday recommended President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh. The recommendation has been sent to President Pranab Mukherjee for his approval.

Arunachal Pradesh was rocked by a political crisis on December 16 last year as 21 rebel Congress MLAs joined hands with BJP’s 11 MLAs and two independents to impeach Assembly Speaker Nabam Rebia at a makeshift venue.

The Speaker termed the move as illegal and unconstitutional. (ANI)