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Tuki apprises PM of political developments

By Correspondent

ITANAGAR, Jan 6 - Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his 7 Race Course Road residence in New Delhi last evening and submitted a detailed report on the recent political developments in the wake of the �unilateral and unconstitutional� orders of the State Governor to advance the Assembly session.

While mentioning that the matter is subjudice and is being heard in the Gauhati High Court, the Chief Minister said that this decision by the Governor was taken without taking him and his Council of Ministers into confidence.

Tuki aired his grievances to the PM on the conduct of the Governor since his assumption of office and his tacit role in fuelling dissidence within the ruling Congress party in the State, said a statement from the CM�s office here.

It said, in the comprehensive report submitted to the Prime Minister, the Chief Minister told Modi that the Governor�s conduct was in violation of the principles of cooperative federalism as espoused by the PM after the NDA came into power. The Prime Minister assured Tuki that he would examine the report and take appropriate decisions pertaining to the same, the statement added.

While discussing the developmental issues, the Chief Minister requested PM Modi for expediting the important projects including establishment of the Greenfield Airport at Hollongi, early establishment of Disaster Response Force battalion in the State, establishment of High Court and East-West Industrial Corridor for border areas.

Tuki also apprised the PM that despite repeated requests from the State Government, the Centre was yet to depute a Central team for inspecting the damages due to floods and natural calamities. The PM assured that a team will be deputed soon to visit the State for the same. It may be mentioned that the State Government had sought a special package for flood damage repairs from Union Home Ministry.

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