New Delhi, Jan 29: The Supreme Court will on Friday hear the matter relating to the imposition of President's rule in Arunachal Pradesh.
While the Bench of the Supreme Court had observed that it was a serious matter on the last date of hearing, the Union Home Ministry is expected to put up a strong defence justifying its decision.
The Union Home Ministry which is expected to file its response today will rely on the report of the Governor which had recommended President's rule in the first place.
In its response it is expected to bring up before the Supreme Court that some members of the ruling party in Arunachal Pradesh had been in touch with the outlawed NSCN(K) in a bid to pressurise those MLAs who had quit.
No option but to impose President's rule
The Union Home Ministry will tell the Bench that it had no option but to impose President's rule in the state. There was a breakdown of law and order and hence the decision became inevitable. Further the state assembly had not met for 6 months which itself makes out a ground to impose President's rule, the centre would argue in the Supreme Court today.
The government would also tell the Supreme Court about how the Governor had been insulted by members of the ruling party. Further the Governor's report also states that the Raj Bhavan was under siege and this too would be quoted by the home ministry.
The six reports of the Governor too have been filed in the Supreme Court as per the directives that were issued on the last date of hearing. The Governor's counsel would also file an affidavit in the Supreme Court today.