FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Itagar, May 7: Former chief minister bam Tuki on Friday came down heavily on the present state government under PPA for its alleged gross mismagement of public funds and deteriorating law and order situation.
Tuki though a statement, claimed that the government cheques of margil contractors are not being paid, business transactions have dried up (banks are not even honouring individual cheques) while law and order has nosedived across the state with reports of police brutality, murder, abduction and missing people.
“Even government officers are feeling insecure. You never know when you will be suspended for not towing the line with the government,” Tuki added.
Referring to the recent killing of two people by police at Tawang, the former chief minister questioned if the governor would dare to recommend President’s Rule in the state now that his mission of toppling the Congress government has been accomplished.
“What was the law and order problem then to recommend President’s Rule? According to the governor a ‘mithun’ was slaughtered. But now what? Innocent people have been slaughtered. Isn’t it a graver situation than the one felt fit for President’s Rule?” Tuki questioned.
Further extending his solidarity and support to the ‘Save Democracy’ rally organized by the Congress at the tiol capital today, said that similar rallies will be organized by the state congress party in the districts and blocks to inform people at the grass root of the misadventures of BJP.
“The rallies would also highlight the people-friendly initiatives of the UPA government at the center and the successive Congress governments in the state,” he said further informing that the rallies, in line with the ‘Save Democracy’ rally, will be held across the state and the dates will be announced by the APCC president after filization.
He elaborated that the rally has been necessitated by the misadventures of Modi government, especially in Aruchal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
“BJP is trying its best to kill democracy in one of the most democratic countries of the world. While on one hand he (Modi) talks about cooperative federalism and on the other hand misuses the constitutiol post of Governor to dislodge democratically elected state governments,” Tuki claimed.
The CLP leader cited the role of incumbent governor in the whole episode of dislodging his elected government without following democratic norms allegedly at the behest of Center.
“Instead of decentralizing power to the state governments, the Modi government is bent on centralizing power at New Delhi by interfering in every aspect of the legislative, executive and the judiciary,” he alleged.