NewDelhi/Nagpur: The government has been asked to explain why it has recommended President’s Rule in Arunachal Pradesh, top sources said today.
President Pranab Mukherjee has reportedly asked the home ministry to explain the need for central rule in the northeastern border state. The subject is expected to come up when Home Minister Rajnath Singh meets the President this afternoon.
The government’s recommendation has come at a time Supreme Court judges are hearing petitions linked to the political crisis in the state. Sources say the government consulted the Attorney General before taking the decision.
The Congress has vowed to fight the Centre’s decision “tooth and nail”.
“They are destabilizing a border state. This is political intolerance and Modi is the fountainhead of that intolerance,” said former union minister Kapil Sibal.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar also criticised the Centre’s recommendation in tweets.