Earlier, Supreme Court observed that the Governor's decision to advance Arunachal Pradesh Assembly session by a month was violation of the Constitution and is liable to be quashed. Supreme Court directed to maintain status quo in Arunachal Pradesh.

It further directed that all steps and decision taken by the Legislative Assembly pursuant to Governor's Dec 9, 2015 order are unsustainable and liable to be set aside.

The apex court had ordered that status quo ante as prevailed on December 15, 2015 be restored in Arunachal Pradesh Assembly.

The judgement is seen as a major setback to the central government and the BJP, which is extending outside support to the Pul government.

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