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Rise above differences for state’s cause, CM tells former legislators

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Itanagar, June 23: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Friday attended the general conference of former legislators welfare association along with speaker TN Thongdok, Deputy Speaker Tumke Bagra and Parliamentary Secretary Techi Kaso.

Speaking on the occasion, the CM said it’s a historic occasion as former legislators have gathered for the first time under a platform in huge number.

Khandu acknowledged the contribution of former legislators in development of the state and sought their further cooperation. He said any valuable suggestions will always be welcomed and urged all to rise above differences for sake of the state’s welfare.

He said a member from the former legislator association will be inducted in the Chief Minister’s Advisory Council and suggested the body to recommend a suitable name for the job.

The CM said steps are being taken to fight corruption and delivery of speedy justice by proposing a permanent high court for Arunachal, establishment of Lokayukta, handing over of PDS case to CBI. He said corruption will not be tolerated and any person involved will face strict action.

On hydropower front, Khandu said the state govt is examining all the earlier MoUs signed with the power developers. He said 16 MoUs have been cancelled and 90 more are being examined. He said MoUs are being examined to assess power developers ability to go ahead with the project and its feasibility.

Speaker Thongdok, in his speech, urged the former legislators to contribute to the welfare of the state with their experience and wisdom, an official release said here today.

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