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Pre-paid electric meters against poor: ANSU

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  30 March 2015 12:00 AM GMT


Itagar, March 29: The All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) has lashed out at the bam Tuki-led Congress government for its dictatorial attitude by forcefully implementing the Pre Paid Electric Meter (PPEM) system in the state capital.

While questioning the state government’s approach towards the issue, ANSU General Secretary, Nyanya Gollo while interacting with media persons at Aruchal Press Club here, termed the move of the government in installation of PPEM as ‘anti-poor’.

Demanding resigtion of Power Minister Tanga Byling and immediate transfer of the Executive Engineer from the department, he allged that they were not helping the poor by initiating such measures.

“This is pure dictatorship and it feels like we are still in a morchy rule. This is a democratic country but I hardly doubt it exists here,” lamented Gollo.

“The state government has hurt our integrity by giving us fake verbal promises in the past, but this time we will not stop until we succeed,” he added.

The union also castigated the government for treating the union members like crimils under the Aruchal Pradesh Unlawful activities (Prevention) Act, 2014.

“We are not crimils as we are fighting for the welfare of the society at whole. We are simply against PPEM and especially against the dictatorship attitude of the government,” he quipped.

Terming the March 26 dawn to dusk bandh as a grand success, Union President Byabang Joram informed that everything went as planned. However, there was no response from the state government till now regarding their demands, he said.

“We have not heard anything from the state government till now and if this continues we will start the second phase of our democratic movement in the form of 24-hour bandh,” averred Joram.

“The credit goes to the capital dwellers and the public for supporting us irrespective of tribe and community and we will continue our fight against the government for the welfare of common man” he added.

When asked when they would initiate the second phase of their movement, Joram replied, “We are waiting for the annual exams to end as we are concerned about our fellow students. Once it is over, we will start our movement.”

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