Restore normalcy in governance: PC to Arunachal CM

The Centre on Friday hinted taking action against warring MLAs and ministers in Arunachal Pradesh.

Updated: Sep 30, 2011, 22:11 PM IST

New Delhi: The Centre on Friday hinted taking
action against warring MLAs and ministers in Arunachal
Pradesh, many of whom were allegedly not taking part in
day-to-day official works, saying "dislocation in governance"
was not acceptable at all.
"We are very unhappy with the way the Arunachal Pradesh
Legislative Assembly, specially the Congress Legislature Party
divided causing a considerable amount of dislocation in
governance... this is not acceptable," Home Minister P
Chidambaram told reporters here when asked about the recent
political development in the north-eastern state.

The home minister said he had taken up the issue with
Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jarbom Gamling and asked him
to resolve the issue and restore normalcy in the government.

"I have told the chief minister that this is not
acceptable. Governance must be brought back on rails.
Ministers not attending cabinet meetings, MLAs camping in
Delhi, the legislature not meeting or not transacting any
business has caused us concern. But I have raised it with Mr
Gamling and I have requested him to bring governance back on
rails," he said.
Asked whether the Arunachal Pradesh leadership change is
on the card, the home minister said "that I can`t answer...I
can`t talk you how these will be resolved at the party level."

The rift between two groups of the ruling Congress in
Arunachal Pradesh came up over change of leadership. The issue
got a new twist on Tuesday when a leader of the state Congress
alleged that a minister was "kidnapped" by unknown persons.

PTI