The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that Arunachal Governor J P Rajkhowa’s decision to advance the Assembly session for former Congress CM Nabam Tuki was illegal and unconstitutional, and set into motion a political merry-go-round of sorts when it restored status quo in the state.
That means sitting CM Kalikho Phul will have to step down and allow Tuki to come back into office to take a trust vote. Since now Phul has a majority,
Tuki may lose and eventually Phul may be sworn in as CM. Lawyers said that the change in the ground situation in the sensitive border state will lead to horse trading by political parties keen to returning to power.
A constitution bench, comprising Justices J.S. Khehar, Dipak Misra, Madan B. Lokur, Pinaki Chandra Ghose and N.V. ramana, went by the rule book and quashed the unconstitutional actions of the Governor and the Deputy Speaker which had led to the fall of the Tuki government.
Source: Economic Times