New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Shatrughan Sinha today took a dig at ‘great advisors' of Prime Minister Narendra Modi over imposition of President's rule in Arunachal Pradesh.
Criticising the Centre's decision, Sinha, who has been at variance with the party leadership over a host of issues, questioned the government's 'hurry and worry' when the matter was being heard by the apex court.
"I have tremendous faith in our dashing, dynamic action hero PM. But wonder who the 'great' advisors are who advised President's Rule in Andhra Pradesh. That too when the matter is sub judice, in the Supreme Court, under a 5 judge constitutional bench. Wonder what was the hurry and worry," he said in a series of tweets, a day after the Centre justified its decision in the Supreme Court.
"God forbid, if the decision does not go in our favor, wonder what explanation and answer we will have for our respected PM," Sinha tweeted.
The Centre had yesterday submitted an affidavit in the Supreme Court justifying imposition of President's Rule in Arunachal, saying there was 'complete breakdown' of governance and law and order in the state where the Governor and his family apprehended "grave danger to their lives" every day.
Arunachal Pradesh Governor JP Rajkhowa had also submitted his reply to the apex court yesterday in which he had claimed that former chief minister Nabam Tuki and his ministers had made it impossible for him to discharge his duties.
According to reports, Rajkhowa accused Tuki of communal politics by provoking local tribesmen and funding public protests to seek his ouster. He also alleged that he was abused, threatened and nearly assaulted by some ministers.
Meanwhile, Tuki has filed a fresh petition in the Supreme Court challenging the promulgation.
President Pranab Mukherjee had on Tuesday given his assent to Union Cabinet's decision to impose the President's Rule in Arunachal Pradesh.
The six month mandatory period to have an Assembly session in the state had lapsed on 21st of this month.