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Congress workers of Yachuli join BJP

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  2 Feb 2018 12:00 AM GMT

From our correspondent

Itagar, Feb 1: Aruchal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Wednesday welcomed the en bloc merger of Congress party workers of the Yachuli Assembly Constituency with the BJP in the presence of State BJP president Tapir Gao, parliamentary secretaries Likha Saaya, Tamar Murtem and Tage Taki.

The Congress workers who joined the BJP include Zilla Parishad members from Yazali, Yachuli and Pista Anchal Samiti Block along with their respective Anchal chairpersons.

They also include 26 panchayat members consisting of ASMs and GPMs from Yazali Zilla, 50 members from Yachuli Zilla and 33 members from Pista Zilla.

The Chief Minister also welcomed the joining of members from Block Youth Congress Committee and Block Seva Dal Congress Committee to the BJP party en bloc. Terming the day as historic, Khandu applauded Yachuli constituency for becoming ‘Congress-mukt’. He said the new members made a wise decision in the interest of the development of the constituency.

“In the BJP fold, there is no difference between newcomers and the old party members. We are all in the party as team members,” he said.

Khandu said the motto of the party is Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas with the guiding principles of Antyodaya, meaning ‘rise of the last person’ and Sarvodaya or ‘the rise of all’.

Khandu said Prime Minister rendra Modi was very much concerned about the development of the Northeast, particularly Aruchal. The Chief Minister said the BJP government in the State was completely focused on bringing transparency, corruption control and employment generation. He said under the BJP, the State government had achieved its 90% of work and solved many pending issues inherited from the previous governments.

Responding to the key issue of infrastructure development in Yachuli for efficient functioning of Divisiol Commissioner’s Office, the Chief Minister said it was now the responsibility of the State government to develop the new headquarters that would serve all the western districts, assuring that budget announcements would reflect it.

Khandu said the State government had decided to accord 1 per cent free power share for the development of the local area from the revenue generated from 405-MW Rangadi Hydro Power Project. The Chief Minister also appreciated the visiory steps of the people of Yazali who had welcomed a dam in their area, which is now meeting the power requirements of the State capital and various districts in the State.

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