Arunachal CM playing communal politics, centre tells SC

The union government on Friday submitted in the Supreme Court its response to a petition filed by the Congress party challenging Arunachal Pradesh governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa's report recommending President's rule in Arunachal Pradesh.

The Centre told the Supreme Court that Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Nabam Tuki played communal politics and there was complete breakdown of the constitutional machinery in the state, thus requiring the President's rule in the state.

In a report filed before the Supreme Court, the union home ministry alleged that chief minister Tuki has been encouraging indiscipline, lawlessness, politicizing the government officials by inciting, provoking and funding an apex communal organisation mainly comprising government officials to publicly organize rallies for recall of governor's orders and demanding his resignation.

The affidavit filed by the government further alleged that Tuki had written a letter to the home minister on 8 December which was highly defamatory and unparliamentary.

Arunachal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa on 28 January submitted to the Supreme Court, in a sealed cover, his report to the central government on the political crisis in the north-eastern state including the one in which he recommended President's rule be imposed.