SC or­ders sta­tus quo in Arunachal

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - HT Correspondent let­ters@hin­dus­tan­times.com

The political cri­sis in Arunachal Pradesh re­fuses to blow over with the Union cab­i­net on Wed­nes­day de­cid­ing to rec­om­mend re­vo­ca­tion of Pres­i­dent’s rule in t he north­east­ern state, only for the Supreme Court to or­der hours later that sta­tus quo be main­tained un­til it ex­am­ined records on the dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion of 14 rebel Congress MLAs.

The cab­i­net led by Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi rec­om­mended to the Pres­i­dent that cen­tral rule be lifted, a day af­ter the top court re­fused to re­strain the state’s gov­er­nor, JP Ra­jkhowa, from swear­ing in a new govern­ment. On Mon­day, 32 MLAs led by Congress dis­si­dent Ka­likho Pul had called on Ra­jkhowa to stake claim to form the govern­ment. They com­prised 19 Congress rebels, 11 BJP leg­is­la­tors and two in­de­pen­dent mem­bers in the 60-mem­ber as­sem­bly.

CON­TIN­UED ON P11

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