FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
ITAGAR, Jan 6: Aruchal Pradesh Chief Minister bam Tuki called on Prime Minister rendra Modi in his official residence and submitted a detailed report on the recent political developments in the wake of the unilateral and ‘unconstitutiol’ orders of the Governor to pre-pone the Assembly Session.
While mentioning that this matter is sub judice and is being heard in the Gauhati High Court, the Chief Minister said that the decision by the Governor was taken without taking consent from him and his council of ministers, an official communiqué informed here today.
Tuki aired his grievances to the Prime Minister on the conduct of the Governor since his assumption of office and his tacit role in fuelling dissidence within the ruling Congress party in the state.
In the report submitted to the PM on the Governor’s ‘anti-development’ activities, the Chief Minister also told Modi that the Governor’s conduct was in violation of the principles of Co-operative Federalism as espoused by the Prime Minister after the NDA came into power.
Tuki also told the Prime Minister about the apprehensions and confusions created by the Governor in the minds of the public. The Prime Minister assured Tuki that he would examine the report against the Governor and take appropriate decisions pertaining to the same, the communiqué said.
While discussing the developmental issues, the Chief Minister requested the Prime Minister for expediting early establishment of Greenfield Airport at Hollongi, early establishment of Disaster Response Force (DRF) battalion in the state, establishment of High Court in the state and East West Industrial Corridor for border areas.
Tuki apprised the PM that despite repeated requests from the state government; the Centre is yet to depute a central team for inspecting the damages due to floods and tural calamities.
The prime minister assured that a team would be deputed soon to visit the state for the same.
It may be mentioned that the state government had recently sought a special package for FDR from the Union Home Ministry. .
The PM also took stock of the recent earthquake in the NE Region and was informed that no casualties or damages were reported in Aruchal Pradesh so far.