Arunchal Governor’s actions were constitutional, says the Supreme Court
[dropcap color=”#008040″ boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”8px” class=”” id=””]F[/dropcap]ormer Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki’s plea in the quest to pin down Arunachal Governor J. P. Rajkhowa from swearing in dissident leader Kalikho Pul or anyone else as chief minister has been declined to pass any order by Supreme Court on Tuesday.
Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar who heads the constitution bench told the senior counsel Kapil Sibal who appeared for Tuki that “Now we have heard you. We propose not to pass any order on that”.
The court order came as Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi told the court that it could not pre-empt the constitutional authority from exercising his powers and if some action is taken by the governor, the court has every power to examine it.
[dropcap color=”#008040″ boxed=”yes” boxed_radius=”8px” class=”” id=””]E[/dropcap]ven as Rohatgi urged the court not to restrict the governor from exercising his constitutional authority, senior counsel T.R.Andhyarijnua, appearing for Rajkhowa, told the court that no report has been sent by him to the president recommending the revocation of president’s rule.
The court order came in the course of the hearing of the petitions by the constitution bench which also had Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Madan B. Lokur, Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghosh and Justice N. V. Ramana questioning the role of the governor in the ongoing political crisis in the border state of Arunachal.
Sibal told the court that governor could not swear in a person who enjoyed the support of legislators disqualified by then speaker Nabam Rebia.
History of Arunachal Pradesh
Here is an excellent post on how Arunachal Pradesh was inhabited, owned and ruled over the past few hundred years.
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