ITANAGAR, Jul 27: “We (BJP) are not surprised with the various allegations on party workers or the party by any individual or group. As the Assembly election 2019 is close, such allegations were expected.”
State BJP General Secretary Jarpum Gamlin said this while briefing reporters on the allegations framed by Arunachal Justice Forum (AJF) president Nabam Tagam on the State BJP president Tapir Gao claiming encroachment of government land at C-Sector in Naharlagun of the District Library Information Centre (DLIC).
Jarpum Gamlin called for media briefing and clarification on the part of party president on the basis of media reports filed on Thursday, here at BJP office on Friday. He also informed that as the president is out of state, he will soon give his own clarification on the issue.
Jarpum said that the allegation is a politically motivated attempt to tarnish his image. A legal notice has been instituted by the legal councilor for instituting a defamation suit claiming Rs 10,00,00,000 Crore against Nabam Tagam on 29th of last month, he added.
He also added that filing PIL is not the judgment but a procedure of court. The petitioner himself said that the case has defect and time has been sought to bring it to the court.
Clarifying allegations on the structure built at C-Sector in Naharlagun he said the structure is a commercial building which is in the name of his spouse. The land was possessed many years ago with the legal authorization of government.
Adding to it, he said the building is constructed for commercial purpose with a long term lease signed with the business partner who has their own investment to construct. These are business model which is followed across the country.
“Likewise there are many other people who posses land and commercial buildings but that doesn’t mean all are illegally constructed,” he added. On the allegations on the boundary wall alongside BJP president’s private residence, he said that the wall was constructed by the government and not by him.
Jarpum in the meantime requested people not to be deceived by a person who has no authentic substantiating documents to prove his own allegations.