Itagar, April 28: The BJP in Aruchal Pradesh has declared to launch ‘Jan Andolan’ in the entire state after a week if the governor fails to comply with its three point memorandum submitted Monday. The three points of the memorandum include imposition of fincial emergency in the state, non-increase of market borrowing ceiling limit, and immediate investigation on fincial mismagement. BJP state unit president Tai Tagak said that the governor has reacted positively on party’s demands and promised to inquire on the fincial mismagement. He also informed that the party has constituted a seven member committee for the Jan Andolan and a five member committee for RTI committee. Stating that the whole territory of Aruchal Pradesh will be mortgaged against the loan if the present ceiling limit of market borrowing is allowed, Tagak informed that at present the state government is having debt service liabilities of Rs 3813 crore from various market borrowing agencies such as loans from Small Savings, BARD, REC and NCDC etc.
He added that for the mentioned debt service, Aruchal Pradesh is already having big burden of repayment of Rs 900 crore annually. In addition to this, during last fincial year the state governor utilized New Pension Saving Deposits (NPSD) fund of Rs 97 crore for adjustment of Non-plan expenditures which is the hard earn money of so many state government employees, and require its repayment.
Taking a hit on the state government, Tagak while stating that the state is facing overdraft for two consecutive fincial years despite huge fund has been allocated by the central government, said that the state government should step down immediately if it fails to justify the overdraft to the public.
Responding to whether the state BJP is looking forward for mid-term elections, leader of opposition Tamiyo Taga said the party is “not favouring mid-term elections but if it is inevitable then the party will not oppose it”. Presidential Rule does not mean dissolution of assembly as the same can be put in suspended animation, added Taga.
In regard to the ‘Jan Andholan’, Taga said that the party will not stop agitating till desired results are achieved and has appealed the public to take part in it. He added that the mode of protest will be rallies and dhars but will also call bandh if it requires.