Supreme Court on Wednesday quashed order by Arunachal Governor and ruled to restore status quo as of Dec 15, 2015 in Arunachal Pradesh.
This comes after a batch of petitions were filed by former Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh and others challenging the decision of the Governor J.P. Rajkhowa to advance the Assembly session from January 14, 2016 to December 16, 2015.
During the course of hearing of these petitions, the Centre lifted the president’s rule in the State and Kalikho Pal became the new Chief Minister on February 19.
As a result the whole issue became an academic exercise. However, the court had indicated that if it was found that the Governor had exercise his power with malafide intentions, it can put back the Nabam Tuki government.