Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday said the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party showed its contempt for public mandate when it imposed President's Rule in two states – Arunachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. “We are very proud of the Supreme Court which has duly protected the Constitution of India and safeguarded democracy,” the senior leader said, reacting to the recent apex court verdict that reinstated the Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh.

Gandhi said the "greed for power" of the Narendra Modi government at the Centre was responsible for the recent political crisis in the two states, reported Hindustan Times. She alleged that the National Democratic Alliance was discontinuing welfare schemes meant for the downtrodden, farmers, minorities, children and women, introduced by the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance.

“As a result of the attempt by the Modi government, the section of the society was deprived from the benefits. Most parts of the country is facing the drought and the government at the Centre is responsible for it," she said, blaming the Centre's policies for farmer suicides in the country.