|Headlines Vol. 3 Issue No. 21||February 7 - 21, 2005|
BJP castigates Arunachal government
The BJP castigated the Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh for its 'failure' on all fronts and adopted an eight-point resolution at the state level executive body meeting highlighting the lapses. BJP North East Border Area (NEBA) in charge V Satish told media persons that the Gegong Apang-led state government had gone far away from its electoral promises and shown utter incompetence in ruling the state without a blueprint, which had 'disillusioned' the people of the state.State BJP president Bosiram Siram said the resolutions adopted pertained to financial irregularities and economic breakdown, deteriorating law and order situation in the state and demanded immediate steps to improve the situation. The meeting also demanded regularisation of contingency employees, payment of bonus, DA and merger of 50 per cent DA with basic as demanded by employees, empowerment of panchayati raj bodies, reduction of high sales tax rates, immediate deportation of refugees, amicable solution to boundary dispute and restructuring of public sector undertakings.
Specifying the strategies to get its demands fulfilled, he said democratic movement; dharna, peaceful procession etc would be organised to force the government to meet the demands. BJP legislature party leader and leader of opposition Kameng Dolo condemned the state government for its failure to finalise the Annual Operating Plan (AOP) although only one and half months of working season was left. He claimed that the state government had received Rs 755 crore grant-in-aid from the Centre two months ago but no action was initiated for its utilisation.Accusing the state government of cheating the people, Dolo wondered how a government could run without AOP. Criticising the chief minister for maintaining silence over the refugee issue despite a Congress-led government at the Centre, he said the state government 'harassed' officers in Lohit and Changlang districts while AAPSU was asked to prevent BJP candidates from filing their nominations. Lok Sabha MPs Tapir Gao and Khiren Rijiju urged the chief minister to 'confess' the state?s financial crisis and pave way for President's rule.
The chief minister should
also make his stand clear on Tirap and Changlang when twelve MLAs of these
districts were summoned to Kolkata by NSCN(IM) leaders reportedly to support
the ?Greater Nagalim? demand, Mr Gao said. He was supported by Rijiju. ''The
state government cannot take the people for a ride. We will raise the dismal
performances of the government on the floor of assembly and Parliament in
the greater interest of the state,'' he said. Manipur MLA M Bharat Singh,
the newly appointed party in-charge for Arunachal, and all party leaders
attended the meeting.
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