Itagar, Dec 17: Amidst the intense political drama, Aruchal Pradesh Chief Minister bam Tuki today shot off two separate letters to President Prab Mukherjee and Prime Minister rendra Modi seeking their intervention in the crisis that has gripped the State.
In the letters, Tuki apprised them of the ‘unilateral decision’ taken by the Governor by summoning the Assembly session without consulting the democratically elected government.
“As per the provisions of Article 174 of the Constitution, the Governor can summon session of the Legislative Assembly only on the aid and advice of the Chief Minister and his Council of Ministers. On the contrary, the Governor, on the strength of Article 175(2) issues a message for summoning a session,” Tuki pointed out in his letters.
“You are aware that message under Article 175(2) is only for a Bill and not any resolution of the members of the House. Furthermore, the Governor not stopping by issuing this illegal order, also issues the agenda of the business to be transacted by selectively taking up pending business of removal of the Speaker to be chaired by the Deputy Speaker whereas the notice for removal of Deputy Speaker was submitted earlier to the Assembly Secretariat,” he said.
Tuki further added that he along with his council of ministers called on the Governor on December 15 last but despite registering protest and requesting him to reconsider his illegal order, he refused to heed to the request.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister bam Tuki and his cabinet on Wednesday took stock of the current situation in the State and observed that all resolutions passed in the session illegally and unconstitutiolly at the behest of former deputy Speaker is ‘non-established and cannot in law be implemented’.
“Resolution(s) passed during the purported session of the state Assembly is contrary to all canons of law and has made a mockery of the Constitution of India,” the cabinet observed.
“It is saddening that high offices of the deputy Speaker and the Governor today are being misused as tools of political conspiracy to topple the present democratically elected government in the state”, Government spokesman Bamang Felix said in a statement here.