Though most welcomed the historic move, a few raised questions about the vagueness of the complaint and said the judges should have been more specific.
MK Venu, founding editor of The Wire, and Hartosh Singh Bal, political editor of The Caravan, discuss the implications today’s historic press conference by four SC justices could have on the case.
Looking back on the happenings in the country’s restive northeast.
Dangwimsai Pul says she has not received any response to her request seeking an appointment with the prime minister to discuss a probe into the contents of her husband’s suicide note.
Dangwimsai Pul wants permission to lodge an FIR to investigate the allegations made against senior judges and politicians in her husband’s suicide note.
The petition against some former and serving constitutional heads was filed by the National Lawyers’ Campaign for Judicial Transparency and Reforms.
Questions of legality and propriety loom over the Supreme Court’s investigation of Kalikho Pul’s letter by judges implicated in it.
Prakash Karat, Prashant Bhushan, Yogendra Yadav, Dangwimsai Pul and activists from the National Campaign for People’s Right to Information held a public rally to protest against the Centre’s systematic weakening of anti-corruption efforts.
“Since the allegations involve the chief justice and another sitting judge of the Supreme Court, to protect the independence of judiciary, it should not be investigated by any investigative body controlled by the government,” she says.
She will now explore a novel remedy: asking the vice president of India to consult senior judges and act on her husband’s suicide note.
Wife’s letter to Chief Justice to be treated as writ petition, bench to consider matter on Thursday.
The state government, however, termed the allegations of corruption against senior leaders and politicians made by the former chief minister in his suicide note as “totally baseless, false and without any evidence.”
The contents of the 60-page note suicide the former chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh left behind suggest corruption in high places and an FIR must be lodged, she says.
A translation of the 60-page Hindi note written by the former chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Kalikho Pul on August 8, 2016, one day before he committed suicide.
The Wire’s Hindi site, which has obtained a copy of the note – titled ‘Mere Vichaar’ or ‘My Thoughts’ – is publishing it in its entirety today.
The BJP has continually attempted to build political inroads into the seven states in Northeastern India in 2016 and not entirely without success.
The results of the November 19 by-polls to 10 assembly and four parliamentary constituencies shows that people have generally voted for the ruling parties in their respective states.
Dasanglu Pul, wife of former Chief Minister Kalikho Pul, is the consensus candidate of North East Democratic Alliance.
The mass quitting of Congress MLAs on Friday to join People’s Party of Arunachal indicates that the party is once again set to lose power in the northeastern state.
The outgoing governor will go down in history for overstepping his powers to such an extent that he even directed assembly sessions be held in a community hall and a hotel.
Dhiraj Sinha, Kalikho Pul’s schoolmate, remembers the former Arunachal chief minister.
Kalikho Pul’s death can be seen as much as a reminder of what political ambition can lead to as a marker of the dark games our political parties play.
Reports say Pul committed suicide and was found hanging at the official residence in Itanagar.
Arunachal acting Governor Tathagata Roy skipped the swearing in ceremony of Khandu’s Cabinet ministers scheduled for Wednesday; NCP alleges conspiracy by the BJP to “yet again destabilize an elected government”
‘It looks the the Congress leadership has learnt no lesson from the Arunachal Pradesh crisis’, said a state party functionary.
After bringing the rebel MLAs back into its fold, the Congress returned to power in Arunachal Pradesh.
After bringing the rebel MLAs back into its fold, the Congress will be returning to power In Arunachal Pradesh today.
Both sides are hurling charges of horse trading at each other while trying to round up as many MLAs as possible
The Supreme Court’s ruling on Arunachal Pradesh is the third consecutive setback for the Modi government, which has used its criticism of the judiciary to divert public attention from its own performance.
J.P. Rajkhowa’s report to the president of India articulates that his personal safety concerns played a role in him seeking the imposition of President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh.
The court’s rejection of the recent use of Article 356 is a reminder that there is no alternative to strictly adhering to the constitutionally laid down procedures.
Constitution bench faults governor for summoning state assembly, as well as orders passed by the deputy speaker which facilitated the ouster of the Congress and the swearing-in of a BJP-backed government
The battle for power in Arunachal Pradesh continues. on Saturday, evicted chief minister Nabam Tuki paraded 23 MLAs in front of Delhi media.
Bench says it is satisfied the 14 rebel MLAs disqualified by the speaker were not served notice in the prescribed manner but will continue to consider the legality of the imposition of president’s rule in the state.
While Kalikho Pul insists he will form a “Congress government” with the help of BJP MLAs, the Anti-Defection Act may derail his plans.
The Supreme Court will hear arguments on Monday on the imposition of President’s rule by the Centre in Arunachal Pradesh