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CM Nabam Tuki says 'unconstitutional' BJP taught lesson by Judiciary

Updated: Jul 14, 2016 08:57 IST
New Delhi, July 13 (ANI): Congress leader Nabam Tuki on Thursday assumed charge as the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh in Arunachal Bhavan at New Delhi.

"On the basis of Supreme Court's Judgement, I assumed my Duty today and going back tomorrow to Arunachal Pradesh to meet people over there and do developmental activities in the state," he told ANI here.

Tuki further said that it is a democratically elected government and added that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been taught a lesson by the Judiciary.

"It is a democratically elected government absolute majority of the congress party what is the necessary of BJP to try to destabilise the elected government they have been taught a lesson by the Judiciary today," he said.

Newly elected Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Tuki, stated that people were suffering under the reign of BJP backed "unconstitutional" government.

"Last 6 -7 months Arunachal was suffering and there was uncertainty among the people. But I have to restore all those activities which have been damaged and destroyed by last unconstitutional government. I have to take them all together for a development journey in my state," he said.

Earlier today, a five-judge constitution bench pronounced the verdict on a bunch of petitions dealing with discretionary powers of the governor to summon or advance the assembly session.

Stating the governor's direction on conducting assembly proceedings is unconstitutional, the apex court set aside all steps and decision taken by the legislative assembly pursuant to the governor's December 9th last year order and said they are unsustainable.

Arunachal Pradesh had been under President's Rule since January 26.

Tuki-led Congress government was dismissed following days of turmoil after 21 of its 47 lawmakers rebelled against the chief minister.

The Congress, which had 47 MLAs seats in the 60-member assembly, suffered a jolt when 21 of its lawmakers rebelled. Eleven BJP MLAs backed the rebels in the bid to upstage the government. Later, 14 rebel Congress MLAs were disqualified.(ANI)

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