GUWAHATI, Dec 19 - Dissident Congress leader of Arunachal Pradesh, Kalikho�Pul today claimed that their strength would increase in the State Assembly as some more Congress legislators are in touch with them.
Addressing media-persons here today, he said that the Congress rebels would soon move the Gauhati High Court, challenging the stay order on preponing the summoning of the Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly by a month. The dissident leaders will also meet President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to apprise them of the ongoing political upheaval in the State.
Pul also raised concern over the �lack of security� to Arunachal Pradesh Governor JP Rajkhowa, adding that the Governor was in danger in Arunachal Pradesh in the wake of the deteriorating law-and-order situation in the State.
The dissidents also announced that they were not joining the Bharatiya Janata Party.
�I have been a Congressman and was never involved in any anti-party activity. We waited for more than two months in New Delhi to meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi, which could not happen perhaps due to the busy schedules of the top party leaders.
On the issue of demanding imposition of President�s Rule in the State, the dissident leaders said that it would be a prerogative of the Governor, and they would accept his decision.