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Arunachal verdict: Congress thanks judiciary for preventing murder of democracy

Updated: Jul 17, 2016 13:06 IST

New Delhi, July 17 (ANI): Hailing the Supreme Court's order of restoring the Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh, the grand old party on Sunday said it is thankful to the judiciary for preventing the murder of democracy.

Congress spokesperson Tom Vadakkan told ANI that the apex court's verdict is a step that has happened in the right direction.

"The judiciary has intervened to prevent the murder of democracy in the northeast. It is a right step in the right direction," said Vaddkan.

"The message of unity coming from Arunachal Pradesh is a message across India. The message that democracy is important than the manipulation, muscle power and money bags who try to influence politics. It is not just the victory of the Congress Party, this is a victory of democracy across India," he added.

The Supreme Court had earlier this week ordered restoration of Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh by quashing as "unconstitutional" governor's decision to advance the legislative assembly session by a month in December 2015. (ANI)