National People’s Party Says It’s Not With BJP Nor With Congress on PRC
Itanagar: The Arunachal Pradesh unit of National People’s Party (NPP) has declared that it is neither with the ruling BJP nor with the Opposition Congress but with the masses on the Permanent Resident Certificate (PRC) issue.
NPP is an alliance partner of the North East Democratic Alliances formed in 2016 by the ruling BJP with Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarmah as its convener.
NPP spokesperson Mutchu Mithi, who is also an MLA, flanked by president Gicho Kabak and vice president Anok Wangsa, told media persons here on Friday night that the State witnessed a historic tragedy on the PRC issue recently leading to death of three in firing, injuries to many and massive destruction of government and private properties.
Mithi expressed his dismay that the BJP and the Congress both supported grant of PRC to non-Arunachalees living in the state in violation of the fundamental principles of forming Arunachal Pradesh for the indigenous people.
Squarely blaming the BJP and the Congress for the consequences, Mithi said the ruling party took steps to get Assembly approval while the Congress took a U-turn as the violence escalated.
“Both the parties are indulging in mudslinging that has pained the NPP,” Mithi categorically said, adding it was not politically orchestrated but upswing of mass movement against the PRC. “That is why NPP did not issue any statement so far not being with and clarifying only aftermath of the misfortune,” he added.
Pointing out that every issue has a cause, consequence and accountability, Mithi said that if PRC was the cause, the consequence know to the people should be borne by both BJP and Congress.
“The NPP seeks accountability through the commission of inquiry in a time bound manner, preferably before ensuing elections for the people to know who were behind the ravage,” Mithi said.
“The NPP will never join any movement in future on the issue as it stands with the masses,” Mithi said with conviction.
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