Hours after the Supreme Court ordered restoration of the Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh, Nabam Tuki took charge as the Chief Minister of the state at Arunachal Bhavan in Delhi.
“I have taken the charge as Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh. Tomorrow I am going to Itanagar. Immediately after reaching Itanagar, I will convene a meeting of council of ministers. Subsequently, I will also convene a meeting of Congress Legislature Party, My government will devote itself for the welfare of people of Arunachal Pradesh on priority,” Tuki said.
In a major setback to BJP and the government headed by it at the Centre, the Supreme Court on Wednesday quashed all decisions of the Governor that had precipitated its fall in January, holding them “violative” of the Constitution.
The apex court’s verdict came as a shot in the arm for the Congress, paving the way for the return of its dismissed government headed by Nabam Tuki.
This is the second major blow for the Centre from the Supreme Court which had only in May ordered a fresh floor test in Uttarakhand Assembly. It had led to the return of the Congress government headed by Harish Rawat and lifting of the President’s Rule imposed on March 27.
(With PTI inputs)