Cong questions no-trust in a restaurant in Arunachal

Cong questions no-trust in a restaurant in Arunachal

first_imgNew Delhi, Dec 17 (PTI) Congress today raised a big question mark over the vote of no confidence against Arunachal Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, wondering if it can be moved in a restaurant and cautioned against similar toppling games in opposition-ruled states of the Northeast. “The move to seek a ?Vote of No Confidence? against the sitting Chief Minister and a ?Vote of Confidence? for another dissident leader with the help of the BJP, in a Restaurant … “Can it be entertained by the Governor and the Constitution?,” Leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad told reporters. He said that Congress held the central government and the Governor squarely responsible for “messing up” this issue and creating a situation in which a stable state in the Northeast is being sought to be destabilised. He alleged that what was being witnessed in Itanagar is the start of the process of toppling opposition governments in the Northeast and “RSSisation” of the region. “Now in North Eastern states, they are going to topple non-BJP Governments there”. “Is this Prime Minister Narendra Modis idea of co-operative federalism?” he said adding that the central government and the Governor are making India vulnerable in this sensitive state bordering China. Besides, he asked “can a parallel Assembly be held in a community hall? There was no record, no member of Secretariat was present. Why is Governor allowing this?” Flanked by AICC General Secretary V Narainsamy who is in charge of party affairs in Arunachal, Azad warned the Centre that things would turn for the worse if the Governor accepts the alleged vote of no confidence against the Chief Minister. “If the Governor takes it a decision, then it becomes further complicated, then it will totally prove that it was being done and orchestrated by the Governor himself. I think let us wait till tomorrow. Things are in a very bad shape there”, he said. Azad also raised a number of questions: can impeachment of a Speaker happen in a community hall? Paramilitary was deployed by the Governor. Who is he to requisition it? Is law and order not a state subject? Which Constitution allows a Governor to summon the Assembly without the advice of the state govt? Where is it written that the Governor can set the agenda and decide who should be removed: how can a Deputy Speaker preside over a session when the Speaker has not been removed and when theres a notice against him as well?” He said that there could be no business in Rajya Sabha today because of the “dangerous” developments in Arunachal Pradesh. “Did they expect the Opposition to be quiet when a democratically-elected govt is being removed through illegal means?”, he said. PTI SPG PALadvertisementlast_img

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