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President rule in Arunachal shows PM Modi’s ‘dictatorial tendencies’: Congress

President rule in Arunachal shows PM Modi’s ‘dictatorial tendencies’: Congress

New Delhi: The Congress Party on Monday dubbed the government’s move to recommend President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh as ‘unconstitutional’ and alleged that it exposed the dictatorial tendencies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his people.

Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit accused the Central Government of playing with fire in a ‘sensitive’ border state.

“It is completely condemnable and unconstitutional. The Congress has majority in Arunachal Pradesh and, therefore, the Prime Minister, BJP MPs from Arunachal Pradesh and local BJP leaders are trying to destabilise the government there,” Dikshit told ANI.

“It shows the dictatorial tendencies of the Prime Minister and his people. They should immediately take back this order,” he added.

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)