APCC lashes out at Khandu for anti-Congress statement

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Itagar, Feb 2: The Aruchal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) today criticized Chief Minister Pema Khandu for making statement against the Congress party in a public meeting at Tawang on Wednesday. Khandu on Wednesday during a public meeting alleged the Congress of having high command culture and weak policies.

The APCC while rejecting allegations made by Khandu against the party in a statement issued here said that the person having a legacy of a renowned Congress family in the state now blaming the Congress is really ‘unfortute and indigestible’.

“Criticising the Congress party is like blaming its own mother who kept the baby in womb for 9 months and more,” the statement said. The party added that Khandu after joining the BJP was constantly blaming that Congress high command dictates in the affairs of the state government in its programmes and policies, as were not in tune with the Indian culture.

“The Congress questioned him is there no high command in BJP? If so, is BJP a regiol party?” the party added.

“Congress ideology advocates for secular party system rising above all differences which endeared the party tionwide among the masses and it is a party of the people. Those who have no party ideology, values and culture and have the habit of shifting their loyalty from one party to another every now and then should not talk much about party ideology, values and culture,” the statement said. “APCC rather suggested Khandu to know the basic ideology of BJP apart from its hidden agenda as a new comer to the party himself.  He may also not be able to ascertain as how long he will remain as a chief minister, which is unpredictable. In such circumstances, making wild allegations against the Congress will be treated as his immature statement for cheap publicity,” the APCC said. The party further stated that it was a well known fact to all that how the democratically elected Congress government has been subjected to unwarranted political turmoil in the state. “The people of the state gave mandate to the Congress party in the last Assembly elections as they have reposed faith in the party, it is from the records which itself speaks that any developmental activities in Aruchal Pradesh is done by the Congress party,” the statement claimed.

“The contribution of Congress as a pioneer political organization in uplifting poor and downtrodden of the state in terms of socio-economic, good governce and all round development is well known to all. The people of Aruchal Pradesh are closely monitoring the character and behaviour of its representatives frequently shifting their loyalty from one party to another. Therefore, if BJP feel confident and comfortable, then we are ready to go for a fresh mandate,” the party said.

The APCC further cautioned the BJP not to allure the Panchayat leaders to join their party who were elected from Congress and also asked the illegally defected Congress MLAs who have joined BJP have no right to blame Congress party in any manner.

“The Congress party though have no requisite number of MLAs in the State Assembly, but will never let down the people who have voted them to the power and will remain constructive opposition in the assembly as we concern the development of the people first,” the statement added.