SC verdict will deter Centre from misusing power: Sonia

New Delhi: Sonia Gandhi, welcoming the Supreme Court verdict restoring the Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh, on Wednesday hoped the ruling would deter the central government from further misusing its power. The Congress president hoped that the judgment would establish the democratic values enshrined in our Constitution. "The verdict will deter the Union government from any further misuse of power. Those who had trampled upon constitutional propriety and democratic norms have been defeated," she said. Congratulating the people of Arunachal Pradesh, Gandhi said: "We will continue our fight to strengthen democracy and safeguard the federal structure of our country." Her comments followed the apex court's judgement restoring the ousted Nabam Tuki government as it quashed the decision of Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa to advance the assembly session in December 2015.