Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh Chief
Minister Nabam Tuki has taken strong exception to the bandh
called by All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Forum (AAPYF) on January
30 and termed their demands `unethical and irrelevant`.
The organisation has called for a 12-hour capital
bandh in protest against the government`s failure to fulfil
its demands within the stipulated time.
"The first demand of the organisation for construction
of National Highway to link all three Siang districts has
already been covered under PM`s package announced on January
31, 2008 and will be implemented under the 2-lane Trans
Arunachal Highway," Tuki said in a statement.
Referring to the second demand for connectivity to
unconnected circle headquarters, the chief minister said that
several representations and memorandums have been submitted to
Centre on the matter, which is under process and positively
being considered by it.
"No payment can be kept pending when a work is
completed within schedule and to the satisfaction of the
prescribed guidelines," Tuki said on the pending bill issue
raised by the organisation.
"It is pure blackmailing," Tuki said.
"No organisation can be allowed to dictate the
administration and misbalance the social fabric and take law
into their hands," Tuki said and appealed the people to
boycott such bandh called for trivial issues and malafide
Meanwhile, Capital Complex DC cum District Magistrate
Onit Panyang, vide an executive order on Saturday declared the
12-hour capital bandh call as illegal and directed the said
organisation to desist from calling and enforcing the proposed