In as early as January along with Subhash Chandra we had predicted in an article for DailyO that “Imposing President’s Rule in Arunachal will come back to haunt Modi Sarkar”.
The overturning of Governor’s decision to call the assembly early and restoration of Congress government in the state by the Supreme Court reinforces our position.
In less than 3 months, this is a second setback for BJP after President’s Rule was quashed by the court in case of Uttarakhand. This sort of trying to grab power through back door has boomeranged on BJP and doesn’t help the pro-development agenda of the govt.
BJP President and machinery, Modi and his ministers would be served well if they focus on winning elections legitimately through the ballot box and work to achieve promises made in manifesto respectively. These type of activities are complete wastage of their precious time and energy in wasteful activities.
Modi needs to seriously have a look at his key advisors on Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh and fix responsibility. Who advised at the first place to impose President’s rule? Appears to be the law hawk Jaitley. He wrote a big blog and posts on social media accounts justifying these two steps. Courts have rubbished his claims.
Jethmalani in a recent interview has questioned the antecedents of BJP’s top lawyer Arun Jaitley asking which is the top case he has fought in his life. Swamy also took at dig at AG, indirectly targeting Jaitley for Uttarakhand fiasco.
In the recent cabinet re-shuffle it was reported that Jaitley was out of the Trimurti discussions and it was handled entirely by Modi-Shah jodi. May be Modi has already got the hint and taken action on his under performing advisors!