ITANAGAR, Jan 19 � Close on the heels of the recent row over China issuing stapled visas to two Arunachalees, the ruling Congress party in Arunachal Pradesh (APCC), in an extended executive body meeting here on Tuesday registered its strong protest on the issue, besides denouncing the oft-repeated Chinese claim on Arunachal Pradesh territory.
Adopting a resolution in this regard, the party urged upon AICC president Sonia Gandhi to push the Central government to resolve the issue bilaterally and diplomatically with the neighbouring country.
The meeting, which was presided over by Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president and PWD & UD Minister Nabam Tuki, unanimously endorsed all the resolutions adopted in the 83rd plenary session of AICC held recently in New Delhi.
During the meeting, it was decided to hold rallies, public meetings in all 60 Assembly constituencies of the State to highlight the programmes and achievements of the Congress-ruled governments at the Centre as well as in the State.
The Congress leaders further decided to constitute a third party monitoring committees drawing members from the council of ministers, CLP members and party functionaries in order to monitor the execution and progress of various welfare schemes being taken up under the Prime Minister�s package and other Centrally-sponsored schemes.
Addressing the party executives, including senior leaders, ministers, MPs and heads of all frontal wings of the State Congress, AICC secretary in-charge of Arunachal Pradesh Sanjay Bapna urged the ministers to focus on the party workers, visit their respective constituencies frequently and more importantly, encourage the womenfolk to use the benefits for their own development.
The AICC leader, before winding up his speech, assured the members that all the points discussed in the meeting will be communicated to the party high command for their early consideration.