Two days after the Supreme Court struck down the Centre’s decision to impose President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh, the Shiv Sena slammed the Narendra Modi-led government for its actions on the issue.
In an editorial in the Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamna’, the Sena likened the SC verdict to a ‘slap on the Centre’s cheek and a blow on its nose.’ “The Uttarakhand verdict was a slap on one cheek and now this verdict is a slap on the other. The Centre’s face is now swollen.”
The Sena said the BJP must not throttle states which are ruled by other parties. “The Centre shouldn’t strangle states which don’t accept its ideology and its rule. They should try and win it through polls.”
The Sena also said that the Centre’s designs had embarrassed itself, since Uttarakhand saw the very same government it dismissed coming to power with a majority.
“In both these cases, if the governor has actively played along, then it’s an insult to the chair. Such abuse were often committed by Congress-appointed Governors in its tenure. That BJP-appointed Governors would do the same wasn’t expected.”