AICC leaders discussing Arunachal Pradesh crisis

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 13:09

Itanagar: AICC leaders are holding parleys
in New Delhi to arrive at a decision on the political crisis
in Arunachal Pradesh over the change in leadership, an
observer who was sent here to assess the situation said.

Intense parleys among the top Congress leaders are on
to defuse the political crisis in the state. The decision is
difficult but would be reached at soon, B K Handique, one of
the three observers who visited the state capital on October
23 last to meet the 42 party legislators to elicit their
opinion on the crisis, said.

Two other observers, Union Power Minister Sushil
Kumar Shinde and states party in-charge Dhaniram Shandil
along with Ahmad Patel, the political advisor to Congress
president Sonia Gandhi, had discussed the issue with her
yesterday.

Both Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin and Arunachal
Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Nabm Tuki could be
called to the national capital for a discussion before the
high command announces the decision, Handique said.

We are making our best efforts to provide a
solution at the earliest, he added.

Majority of the Congress legislators led by Tuki are
demanding a change in leadership in the state.

There are 42 Congress legislators in the state which
has a 60-member assembly.

Meanwhile, the security measures in the twin capital
cities of Itanagar and Naharlagun have been intensified with
deployment of additional 16 companies of central paramilitary
forces following deterioration in law and order situation.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 13:09

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