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NES seeks public apology from Governor for derogatory remarks

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 Dec 2015 12:00 AM GMT


Itagar, Dec 27: Taking serious note of the statement given by governor J P Rajkhowa to a Assam-based news channel recently, the Nyishi Elite Society on Sunday while reiterating its demand for recall of the governor, also sought an public apology from him for making media statement against the state.

Rajkhowa on December 18 last during an interview with a regiol news channel at Tezpur alleged that jungle raj was prevailing in the state.

“There is no law and order problem in the state unlike other states where rape, murder, extortion and looting in gun point take place. How the constitutiol head can say that jungle raj is prevailing in the state for which he has to seek apology from the people,” NES President Bengia Tolum said in a statement.

The NES said that the governor had painted a poor picture of the peaceful state in front of the country.

“The governor has added salt to the injury by his action to incite law and order problem on December 16 and 17 last by allowing the assembly sitting in a community hall with a clandestine motive to eble him to recommend president’s rule in the state to please his political boss at the cost of peace and tranquillity of our state,” Bengia alleged.

Reacting to the press statement of MoS for Home Kiren Rijiju denying his involvement in the political unrest igniting social chaos despite popular perceptions of his direct involvement, Tolum said that he (Rijiju) must prove by acting fast in recalling the Governor and withdraw himself from the scene and also guide his party’s MLAs not to hobnob with the Congress dissidents.

Referring to the infamous audio clip of dissident leader Kalikho Pul against the Nyishis terming the community as ‘wild, underdeveloped, quarrelsome, ked, food gatherer, land & property grabbers, looters of the state’, besides falsely implicating the local MLA of instigating last year’s Tarasso carge, Tolum alleged that the clip was meant to fulfil Pul’s political ambitions at the cost of the dignity of the community.

“The law enforcing authorities must complete the investigation process and charge sheeted Pul as per the law of the land,” he added.

Stating that even if the current political scene ends politically or by the court injunctions, the NES would launch the tirade against the governor and Pul, Bengia emphatically said that both have dragged the me of the community to the street in the furtherance of political ambitions and it would continue till the duo understand fully that the Nyishis live with dignity and have a glorious past.

The society, meanwhile, appealed the people of the state not to think that NES was commulizing the issue and added that the NES was fighting only for the welfare of the community and against those who have portrayed a bad image of the community.

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