The Union Cabinet on Wednesday recommended revocation of President's Rule in Arunachal Pradesh, a day after the Supreme Court refused to restrain the Governor from swearing in a new government in the State.
The Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, recommended to the President to revoke central rule imposed on January 26, 2016. On Monday, 31 MLAs, led by Congress dissident Kalikho Pul, called on the Governor to stake claim for forming the next government in the State.
He was accompanied by 19 rebel Congress MLAs along with 11 BJP legislators and two independent members. This led the Congress to move the Supreme Court seeking an order that no new government formation be permitted and status quo maintained.
However, the apex court refused to pass an interim order restraining the Governor from swearing in a new government in Arunachal Pradesh. The revolt by Congress dissidents led by Mr. Pul led to a political crisis in the State that finally led to imposition of President's Rule on January 26, 2016.