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Arunachal condemns NSCN (K) directives

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 13:53

Itanagar: Setting aside political differences,
several parties in Arunachal Pradesh today condemned the
reported move of the NSCN (K) in issuing directives to 12
elected representatives of Tirap and Changlang districts to
withdraw support to the Dorjee Khandu-led government.

Reportedly, the outfit in a notice issued by its chief S
S Khaplang, set a deadline till March 10 next for the MLAs to
withdraw support to Khandu or face dire consequences`.

The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) while
condemning the NSCN (K)’s reported directive termed it the
handiwork of some persons with vested interests.

Arunachal has nothing to do with the Naga peace process
and the outfit has no right to interfere with state’s elected
government?, the party in a statement said.

The Dorjee Khandu-led government has not only ensured that
all state and central government packages and funds are
distributed equally among all the districts, it has also
established a separate Department of Tirap and Changlang to
look after the specific affairs of both the districts, the
party said.

Further, all the Congress MLAs are united and have
full faith in Khandu’s leadership, the party pointed out.

State NCP unit president Ngurang Pinch has expressed
concern over the outfit`s threat to legislators with "dire
consequences if they fail to oblige."

Factional fights between the NSCN (K) and NSCN (I-M)
have turned the area into a battleground with the situation
remaining alarming for a considerable period of time and
caused untold misery to the people and affected their
development, while the state government seems to be doing
precious little to reverse the situation to bring back peace,
Pinch said.

The NCP has urged the state government to come up
with a strong stand to discourage the recurrence of such

Both the BJP and the All India Trinamool Congress
have expressed concern over the interference of NSCN (K) in
the state`s politics.


First Published: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 13:53

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