New Delhi, July 17: BJP today claimed that the resignation of Nabam Tuki as Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister has "vindicated" its stand and proved "right" Governor J P Rajkhowa's decisions following the political crisis in the state.
"We always said Tuki did not have a majority. The Governor took decisions following the rebellion against him by Congress MLAs and President's Rule was imposed.
His resignation proves BJP right as well as the actions of the Governor," its national secretary Shrikant Sharma said. Referring to the Uttarakhand crisis earlier, he said the Supreme Court offered two different solutions for a similar problem, noting that the apex court had asked its Chief Minister Harish Rawat to take a floor test, but restored the previous government in Arunachal.
"If the Supreme Court had asked Tuki to take a floor test as well, then the result would have been different. That is why BJP had called the court's verdict strange," he said.
The apex court's judgement in both the cases have led to the restoration of Congress governments in the two states, dealing a blow to BJP's attempts to topple them.
In a dramatic turnaround in Arunachal, Congress MLAs yesterday chose a new leader in Pema Khandu, who staked claim to power on the basis of support of 45 party MLAs along with two Independents. "Arunachal crisis was borne out of the internal feud in Congress.
Tuki faced corruption charges and the Congress leadership ignored the plea of its MLAs that led to the crisis. Congress should stop blaming BJP for its ills as it is its central leadership that is at the root of its problems," he claimed. "Congress should introspect.
It should take action against its chief ministers like Harish Rawat and Virbhadra Singh who are facing charges of corruption," he said.