Supreme Court Legal Blow to Modi Government – Third in a Row

Supreme Court today made a gave a historic verdict by restoring the Congress Government in Arunachal Pradesh. The Nabam Tuki led government was quashed by the center after the rebel MLAs came out of support. However, the Apex Court said that the decisions made by the Governor were in violation with the constitution. Nabam Tuki mentioned this as one of the greatest decision and said the Top Court has restored democracy and constitution in the country. Even though the struggling congress looked rejoiced after the decision, the ruling Modi Government in India is in great dismay. Yes, this is a great setback for the center after President Rule imposed by the government was termed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of India.

However, this is not the first time for the Modi Government that something similar has happened. The government has also faced a similar situation on two different occasions in past. Here are the other two instances when Supreme Court gave Modi Government a setback.

Uttarakhand Assembly

On March 27, political turmoil hit the Harish Rawat-led congress government. 14 MLAs became a rebel and got the backing of the BJP. On the same, the BJP government imposed President Rule on Uttarakhand. However, in May, Supreme Court restored the Congress Government and disqualified the rebel MLAs under the Anti-Defection Law. Harish Rawat passed the floor test and became CM of Uttarakhand again. This was a huge embarrassment for the Narendra Modi-led government as the claims of destabilizing the non-BJP states looked evident by the opposition.

National Judicial Appointments Commission Law

The Parliament unanimously passed this law under which elected government will have say in the selection of the Judges. However, Supreme Court quashed the act and the amendments. This was the first major legal blow to Modi Government.

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