Congress imposed President's Rule more than 100 times: Kiren Rijiju

Jan 29, 2016, 09:10 IST | Agencies

New Delhi: Amidst the ongoing row over President’s Rule in Arunachal Pradesh, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju has alleged that Congress was responsible for imposition of central rule more than 100 times in various states on “flimsy grounds”.

Kiren Rijiju. Pic/AFP
Kiren Rijiju. Pic/AFP

“President Rule is imposed only in a special case. Congress Party had imposed PR more than 100 times on flimsy grounds, including Arunachal Pradesh in the past,” he said in a Facebook post after Central rule was imposed in the border state. Rijiju said Congress must apologise to the people of Arunachal Pradesh for failing to remain as united, corruption free and accountable to the people.

He added, “The more Congress tries to blame others by hiding their gross failure the more they will be exposed as they are the only party who ruled Arunachal for more then 40 years.

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Former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki yesterday filed a fresh petition in the Supreme Court challenging the promulgation of President’s rule. The plea is likely to be taken up for hearing on Monday.

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