FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Itagar, Aug 8: Alleging the Pema Khandu government of hatching a conspiracy against the people by not releasing Development Commissioner Satya Gopal from the state, the Congress in Aruchal Pradesh on Tuesday demanded resigtion of the Chief Minister.
“Despite several reminders the State government has failed to respond to our demand to release the erring officer Satya Gopal from the state who had misguided the Election Commission on Pakke-Kessang by-poll, clearly indicates that the Khandu government is hatching a conspiracy against the people and the state,” Aruchal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) spokesman Mi Toko said in a statement here.
“Gopal is not merely a mala-fide officer but also disliked by his fellow bureaucrats, few cabinet minister and many MLAs because of his behaviour. Intentiol delay in release of such officer sigls certain nexus between Khandu and Gopal and also hinder at better coordition and functioning of the state administration,” the statement said.
The spokesman further added that safeguarding the erring officer to the extent where the mala-fide administrative practices continues confirms Khandu’s brainchild to exploit government officers and machinery for the functioning of government for corporate business interest.
“The allocation of fund in little selective area and one sided diversion of various development schemes of the state during 2016-17 expose high level corruption perpetrated by the chief minister,” the party alleged.
It added that regular tall claim of the state government about good governce, transparency and accountability was mere petty political stunt as the denizens of the state is kept in the darkness regarding allocation of fund from centre and the system of government funding in the state.
“The state government should not fear to furnish White Paper if it is honest, free from nepotism attributes and corruption free. Otherwise Pema Khandu should resign voluntarily as the Chief Minister owning moral responsibility for perpetrating high level of corruption,” the statement added.