Hours after the Supreme Court judgment Nabam Tuki is leaving for Itanagar on Wednesday for hunkering down with party legislators to end the six month long constitutional impasse.
Sources told Assam Times in New Delhi that Tuki is holding a crucial meeting with his loyal legislators to end the controversy before proceeding to assume the charge again in a day or two. A few central Congress leaders is also accompanying Tuki who called the verdict a historic.
Talking to Assam Times along with other media groups, Tuki said” "I have got the final justice from the Supreme Court which has today this country and its Constitution. It would promote a healthy democracy."
Much to his delight, the Supreme Court has ordered his immediate restoration in Arunachal Pradesh giving no less scope for the Congress party in rank and file. That too two months after Narendra Modi’s Uttarakhand fiasco.
The five member constitution panel of the top court who had been examining the logjam directed the restoration of the status quo as it existed on 15 December, 2015, directed the manner in which the Assembly proceedings had to be conducted and set aside all the steps and decisions the House had taken, describing them as unsustainable.
Head by Justice JS Khehar, the panel quashed a Governor's order saying that the clock should be turned back to December 15 status quo in the north eastern state. The Centre imposed President’s Rule in Arunachal Pradesh on January 26. Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Madan B Lokur who were in the panel pronounced concurring judgments giving their additional reasons to agree with Justice Khehar.
The court observed "all decisions taken by the Arunachal Assembly after 9 December are quashed and unsustainable."