Development process should not be stopped at any cost: Tuki
FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Itagar, Feb 2: Former Chief Minister bam Tuki today said that the development process in the state initiated by the state government should not be stopped at any cost.
“Governor J P Rajkhowa should allow continuing all the policies and programmes of the state government without any discrimition. If any development work will stop, people will revolt,” Tuki said over telephone from New Delhi.
Tuki said he has high regard for the constitutiol post of the governor and he (governor) should work for the overall interest of the people without any discrimition and ensure that lives and properties of the people are protected.
Taking a dig at the governor, the former chief minister said that the present political turmoil in the state was created by the governor himself and now he should be more careful that such situation does not occur again.
“He (Governor) wants power to rule the state and the Centre has provided him with it by imposing President Rule. He should now rule the state smoothly without affecting the developmental process. Public peace and security should be maintained with priority,” Tuki added.
Reacting to the demands of the rebel Congress MLAs for his removal from the leadership of the CLP, Tuki said that no Tom, Dick and Harry could do that when the matter is sub judiced and the cases are taken up on day to day basis in the Supreme Court.
“The Constitution Bench of the Apex Court is hearing the cases and till a fil verdict is pronounced nothing is possible,” he confidently said.
Spokesperson of the rebel Congress group Passang Dorjee So said at New Delhi yesterday that the 21 dissident MLAs have demanded removal of Tuki as the CLP leader so that the party could continue to have a government.
“The dissident MLAs continue to be in Congress and have nothing against party President Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi but against the style and functioning of Tuki,” So said.
“We are Congress MLAs. We want a Congress government not a BJP government. We have nothing against our high command. If Tuki is removed from the leadership, everything will be resolved and a Congress government will be installed in the state,” So added.