FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Itagar, Jan 12: A move that is bound to generate controversy and anger among many circles, the People’s Party of Aruchal (PPA) turned its guns on a cabinet minister and the All Aruchal Pradesh Student’s Union today.
Alleging that there exists a nexus between food & civil supplies minister Tirong Aboh and the tiol Socialist Council of galand (Reformation), the PPA today demanded his removal as minister.
The NSCN (R) was formed in April last year by Y Wangtin ga and P Tikhak after their expulsion from the NSCN (K) by chairman SS Khaplang.
The PPA today threatened to launch a ‘movement’ against Aboh, if he is not removed
The party also demanded chief minister bam Tuki’s residtion stating that “fingers have also been pointed towards him” of taking help of the underground outfit to coerce MLAs in his favour.
Tuki had on January 10, filed a defamation suit against three MLAs Thangwang Wangham, Honchun Ngandam and Gabriel D Wangsu for alleging him of the same. Legal notices have been served to the three MLAs.
He had termed the allegation of his association with the NSCN (K) as “baseless, unfounded, wild and made out of utter frustration”.
The tiolist Congress Party had also termed the allegation baseless and alleged the MLAs of being associated with underground elements and that they have “no right to point fingers at others”.
Speaking on the Chakma-Hajong refugee issue, party president Khafa Bengia said that AAPSU should have dedicatedly pursued the matter and should have filed curative petition.
“However, instead AAPSU president Kamta Lapung is working to save the Tuki government,” he added.
The party further condemned the Aruchal People’s Rally held earlier on January 4 last and stated that the rally was “nothing but misuse of public money where even students from several districts were paid to take part”.
Meanwhile, a conglomeration of five organisations have today written to the governor seeking CBI probe against chief minister bam Tuki and Thirong Aboh for their alleged link with the underground elements.