Itanagar: Holding Congress "responsible" for
the socio-political unrest in the Congress-ruled NE states,
particularly Arunachal Pradesh, BJP on Sunday alleged huge amounts
of central funds had been diverted for funding political
activities at the cost of development.
"Congress rule is synonymous with conflict and
mis-governance," party`s north east in-charge P Chandrasekhar
Rao told a press conference here today while claiming that the
"infighting" within the ruling Congress in Arunachal has
brought instability and halted all developmental activities.
"Governance has totally collapsed, causing suffering for
the common masses, while huge amounts of central funds had
been diverted for funding political activities at the cost of
development," Rao alleged.
He said the ruling Congress failed to solve the imbroglio
in Manipur where the bandh call to demand a Sadar Hills
district has entered its 75th day.
"There is acute shortage of essential commodities and
the people of Manipur are paying skyrocketing prices for
anything they buy," he said.
"The frequent infighting within the Congress in
Meghalaya has made the Chief Minister`s seat a musical chair
while the NCP, despite being a coalition partner of the
Congress at the Centre, plays the role of opposition in that
state," he said.
Senior BJP leader LK Advani is scheduled to visit
Itanagar and Guwahati on October 20 as part of his Jan Chetna
Yatra, BJP national general secretary Tapir Gao said.