Impose President’s rule in A.P., says Katju

Vastavam web: Legal experts have raised their voices against Naidu’s government for arresting socicl media activists on the charges of posting hate messages, comments on the government. The former judge of Supreme court and former Chairman of Press Council of India Markandey Katju has requested President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi through Twitter to impose President’s rule in Andhra Pradesh by dismissing the Chandrababu Naidu government and dissolving the Legislative Assembly. He also sought fresh elections to be ordered under Article 356 of the Constitution. Justice Katju stated in his message on the microblogging site that Mr. Naidu got social media activist I. Ravi Kiran arrested recently for publishing a cartoon against him (the CM) and his son. “By this unconstitutional, autocratic and undemocratic act it is evident that the A.P. Government cannot be run in accordance with the Constitution and under Article 356 in such an event President’s rule should be imposed in the State,” Justice Katju stated.