Union Cabinet clears President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh

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Who : Arunachal Pradesh
What : Followed by President’s rule
When : January 24,2016

The union cabinet on Sunday recommended imposition of President’s Rule in Arunachal Pradesh, informed sources here said.

Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa by his December 9, 2015, message had advanced the date of the convening of the assembly session. The move was criticised by the Congress and party leader Kapil Sibal had said the governor could not have acted on a resolution by the opposition BJP legislators and two independents.

On January 18, the Supreme Court said that it would examine whether Mr. Rajkhowa’s decision of advancing the assembly session to December 16 to take up the resolution for the removal of Speaker Nabam Rebia was valid or not.

The Speaker was removed as speaker by 14 rebel Congress legislators backed by BJP lawmakers on December 16 in an assembly session held in a community hall in Itanagar that was presided over by the deputy speaker.

The Speaker earlier disqualified 14 rebel Congress lawmakers.

The deputy speaker, before moving the motion removing Nabam Rebia as speaker, restored the membership of the 14 MLAs.