FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Itagar, Jan 12: DoTCL and Civil Supplies Minister Tirong Aboh on Monday while reacting to media reports categorically said that he is ready to face any type of legal action and modern technology available to reveal the truth.
Aboh’s clarification came after Longding lawmakers Thangwang Wangham, Honchun Ngandam and Gabriel D Wangsu alleged him of having links with NSCN (K) and coercing the MLAs of Tirap, Changlang and Longding to support the leadership of Chief Minister bam Tuki.
“I condemned dragging the me of the chief minister and myself relating to the alleged kidpping case of Panngam Ngandam, nephew of Hunchun Ngandam. The chief minister has a soft corner for people of Tirap Changlang and Longding districts and he has taken up number of development schemes mainly for the people of three districts. It may be recalled that during the current fincial year DoTCL fund has been almost doubled from 25 to 40.31 crores which speaks volumes about present government concern for the development of TCL,” he said in a statement.
“I being a minister in-charge of the DoTCL would like to sincerely appeal my esteemed senior colleagues to come forward and immediately return to state capital or to their respective constituencies to find ways and means to mitigate the sufferings of common people in the insurgency infested district instead of making wild allegations sitting in the comfort of air conditioned star hotels far away from their beloved people and their places,” he said.
“I would also like to inform them that war of words in print and social media is not solution for the vexed insurgency problem that we have inherited from our predecessors. It is totally out of context to mix up the present political situation with the decade long insurgency imbroglio. This does not serve anybody’s cause. I am deeply hurt and flabbergasted by unwarranted, uncalled for and immature statement made by such seasoned politicians on such a sensitive issue like insurgency,” he added.
Reiterating that there was no iota of truth whatsoever in their statement, Aboh dismissed the statement as a figment of the wildest imagition.
“The question of using UG group by government does not arise as we at the government have been putting sincere effort to put an end to this decade old problem,” he added.