Delivering a major blow to the BJP government at the Centre, the Supreme Court on Wednesday restored Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh after quashing the President’s Rule. Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday thanked the Supreme Court for "explaining to the Prime Minister what democracy is".
Gandhi issued the statement after the apex court restored the ousted Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh.
The Supreme Court's verdict, which came on Wednesday morning, will mean Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa's December 2015 decision to advance the state assembly session by one month has been quashed. This will come as a major boost for Nabam Tuli, who has been restored as chief minister.
In a unanimous judgment, a constitutional bench headed by Justice JS Khehar directed the restoration of the status quo as it existed on 15 December, 2015. The court also directed the manner in which the assembly proceedings had to be conducted and set aside all the steps and decisions the house had taken, describing them as unsustainable.