Itagar, August 14: The People’s Party of Aruchal (PPA) on friday termed the appointments of four MLAs as Parliamentary Secretaries as an “insult to the people of the state”. The four MLAs who were appointed as PS were earlier PPA members and defected to the Congress. They are Pani Taram, Pasang D So, Tirong Aboh and Nikh Kamin. “It is also a matter of deep concern that those very legislators against whom disqualification petitions are lying in the Speaker’s court have been elevated to the post of Parliamentary Secretaries. This is a blatant challenge shown to the spirit of anti defection law that will eventually harm the growth of true democracy in the state”, the PPA stated in a press release here today. It added that it exposes the unhealthy nexus between the speaker of Aruchal State Assembly and the Chief Minister of the State. “Had the speaker not been the hatchet man of the Tuki led government, the speaker could have prevented the government from taking this unconstitutiol step, said Kaling Jerang, Secretary General of the Party. The party further questioned the silence of the state Governor and asked why Raj Bhawan should wait for the public to come to the streets creating law and order problem. Absence of violence does not mean absence of lawlessness, corruption in the state, the party added.