Guwahati, Jul 13: Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi and Congress Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Debabrata Saikia today welcomed the Supreme Court order restoring the Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh.
"I welcome the verdict of the Supreme Court for reinstalling the Nabam Tuki-led Congress Government in Arunachal Pradesh," Gogoi said.
Debabrata Saikia tweeted: "I welcome the judgement of Supreme Court on Arunachal Pradesh. Warning for BJP to respect peoples' verdict and not encourage undemocratic practices".
In a major setback to the BJP, the apex court today ordered restoration of the Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh by quashing all decisions of the Governor that had precipitated its fall in January, holding them "violative" of the Constitution.
Reacting to the judgement, Arunachal Chief Minister Khalikho Pul said he would file a review petition against the Supreme Court judgement after going through it in detail and consultation of experts. "Definitely I will file a review petition.
Let me at first go through the detailed judgement and then consult legal experts," Pul told reporters on the sidelines of North East Democratic Alliance conclave here.
"We had formed the government as per procedure. We paraded 32 MLAs in front of the Governor and proved our majority," he added, adding he had formed a new party and followed the legal and constitutional procedures.