Itanagar: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students` Union (AAPSU) has called for a 24-hour state-wide bandh on May 18 next following the state government’s "failure" to fulfill its demand for a `White Paper` on the financial status of the state and `inability` to address other burning issues.
"We have called for a `White Paper` on the financial status of the state which the state government has not addressed while the ultimatum for it had expired on May 3 last. The government addressing the problem `casually` had called a meeting through the Finance minister instead of a White Paper," AAPSU President Takam Tatung said in a statement here on Sunday.
The decision to the bandh call was taken in a meeting of the union here yesterday.
The second phase of the agitations would be a 36-hour bandh call on the government’s alleged inability to address the problems, Tatung informed.
He said, the state is under a serious financial stress due to the state governments alleged mismanagement for which the common man should not be harassed by not paying their bills and holding up the GPFs.
Decrying that the government was "unable to check the rising law and order problems" throughout the state and particularly in the Capital Complex, the apex student’s organization has called for an independent Home Minister to tackle the situation instead of Chief Minister Nabam Tuki holding the portfolio.