ITANAGAR, March 7 - Apparently upset with the State�s latest political developments, the Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC), which had an emergency meeting at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan here on Friday to discuss the present scenario of the party, said that there was a �match-fixing� behind all the political developments that took place in the State in recent past and put the blame on the Governor as well as BJP and RSS for the same.
�The people had given a mandate for Congress Govt in 2014 but since the formation of NDA Govt in Delhi, there was a match-fixing right from the advancing of the Assembly, Speaker Nabam Rebia�s impeachment, illegal ouster of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, imposition of President�s Rule, swearing of Kalikho Pul as new CM and switching over of 30 Congress MLAs to PPA despite two MLAs being expelled by the party prior to their merging date,� alleged APCC vice president TC Tok, who chaired the meeting.
�These leaders who have gone out of the Congress have cheated and betrayed the mandate of the people,� he maintained. He further uttered, �PPA is only a landing ground but after taking oxygen from PPA they will go to BJP.�
While sharing his views, another senior leader and former Minister Tako Dabii said, �Now, the Congress must play a constructive and strong role as an Opposition.� In the same vein, former Minister Bosiram Siram said: �In the ocean of democracy, many governments come and go. But Congress is the oldest and the biggest party in the country, he said and encouraged the party cadres �to stand strong and fight back�.
APCC general secretary and party�s Disciplinary Action Committee chairman Tamchi Tahar stated that CLP leader Nabam Tuki and APCC president Padi Richo directed him to call for an emergency meeting to send the message to party workers to remain vigilant, strong and united.