From our correspondent
Itagar, Sept 23: The 12-hour capital bandh announced by Mere Vichaar Andolan Committee (MVAC) on Monday next seems to have brought out the differences between the wives of former Chief Minister Kalikho Pul.
Hayuliang’s BJP legislator Dasanglu Pul on Friday, the former CM’s third wife, said the bandh is politically motivated and urged people to defy it. But his first wife, Dangwimsai Pul, has supported the shutdown and requested “all the right-minded people of Aruchal Pradesh” to stand with her and her well-wishers to “uproot corruption and malpractices from the State”.
Addressing media persons at the Aruchal Press Club here, Dasanglu said, “The entire family has been greatly disturbed and extremely pained with the continuous upheaval by the MVAC.” Stating that the State government has already sent the notes, purportedly written by Kalikho Pul, to the Union Home Ministry, Dasanglu said: “The family is satisfied with the timely action taken by the State government in conducting impartial investigation of the incident.”
“The outcome of inquiry will decide the further course of actions, if any to be taken by family,” she added. She further said that MVAC is defaming Chief Minister Pema Khandu, Deputy Chief Minister Chow Mein and government Spokesperson Passang Dorjee So for ‘political mileage.’ “Steps taken by MVAC have nothing to do with the family and we oppose their bandh call,” she said, adding that the former CM was against bandh culture, and the shutdown in his me would definitely hurt his soul.
On the other hand, Dangwimsai, in a press release, expressed satisfaction over the Rashtrapati Bhavan having accepted her petition seeking an inquiry into the untural death of her husband.
She had submitted the petition on August 26 to the President to look into the allegations made by her husband in his 60-page notes ‘Mere Vichaar’.
Meanwhile, Capital DM Prince Dhawan vide an executive order issued declared the 12 hrs Capital bandh proposed by MVAC as illegal and directed the said organization to refrain from enforcing its strike by calling it off.
The DM’s order stated that any damage or destruction to public or private properties shall be recovered from the bandh callers and if the bandh is not called off, the violators would be seriously dealt with. The DM further informed that the vehicles would ply as usual and even the markets would remain open.