Prez rule in Arunachal Pradesh: SC notice to centre, matter adjounred to Friday

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New Delhi, Jan 27: The Supreme Court today issued notices to the Union Government on a petition challenging the imposition of President's rule in Arunachal Pradesh. The Supreme Court directed the central government to file its response by January 29th (Friday).

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A petition had been filed in the Supreme Court challenging the imposition of President's rule in Arunachal Pradesh. The decision was taken by the union cabinet based on the recommendations of the governor of the state and the same was confirmed by the president of India as well.

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Earlier the Supreme Court had sought for a report of the Governor based on whose recommendation President's rule was imposed in the state. The petition challenging this decision accused the union government of violating the provisions of Article 356 of the Indian constitution by usurping the powers of the elected government.

The Supreme Court which heard the matter this morning agreed for an emergency hearing on the same. When the matter came up for hearing at 2 PM today, the court sought for the report of the Governor. When the union government counsel said that it would take time, the court said that it would grant 15 minutes to produce the report. The court also said that the governor's report could be sent via email and the same placed before the bench.

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