Protests against state BJP office at Tennis court in Arunachal
ITANAGAR: Protesting strongly against the construction of state BJP office at Tennis court, the Arunachal Civil Society (ACS) along with other student organization and Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress (APYC) staged a peaceful mass protest rally from Akashdweep to the Tennis court on Wednesday.
Speaking to this daily the ACS chairman Patey Tayum the state government has already notified through Secretary Land that the issuance of land allotment to any private or individual party is banned, except government purposes. “But despite the notification, the state government not abiding to their own law has allotted the state BJP the land for the construction of BJP office which is not acceptable,” Tayum said.
He also added that the said land was already demarcated year ago for the citizens of the state to register their protest in the form of rally, dharna, hunger strike etc. He also questioned the state government whether they are implementing the rule of dictatorship? Tayum also informed that they have served a seven days ultimatum to the state government, to which if there is no positive response they will again organize a protest rally but at the premise of civil secretariat.
Earlier the foundation of the BJP office was laid by North East State BJP General Secretary (Org) Ajay Jamwal in presence of State BJP President Tapir Gao, DCM Chowna Mein and other Council of ministers including BJP MLAs. Chief Minister had said that he is aware of the reservations expressed by several organizations and informed that he had discussions with these organizations. He said the concerns expressed by them were genuine and assured to provide land for “protest” area in the capital city in the centrally located area with toilet facilities, water, and electricity and shed facilities.
He said the government is not opposed to any protest culture and said that it very much appreciates that protest is part and parcel of democracy.