Supreme Court judgment ‘tight slap’ and a lesson for Modi government: Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi: The Supreme Court’s verdict on Arunachal Pradesh is a “tight slap” on the Narendra Modi government and a lesson for the Prime Minister to stop “interfering” in states, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said.

“SC judgment yet another tight slap on dictatorial Modi govt. Hope Modi ji wud learn n now stop interfering in democratically elected govts,” Kejriwal tweeted.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia also chose the occasion to hit out at the Centre demanding the removal of Arunachal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa.

“If you have minimum prestige left, then immediately remove the Governor whose action has been deemed unconstitutional. Modi ji, learn to respect democracy. Stop punishing people of a state that elects government of another party,” Sisodia tweeted.

In a blow to BJP and the Centre, the apex court has ordered restoration of Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh by quashing as “unconstitutional” the Governor’s decision to advance the Legislative Assembly session by a month in December last.

The apex court’s verdict paves the way for the dismissed Congress government of Nabam Tuki to return to power and sets aside Governor Rajkhowa’s message directing the manner of holding the proceedings of sixth session of the Assembly scheduled from January 14, 2016, to December 16-18, 2015.