Newly-appointed Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader Takam Pario on Thursday said that ‘Aaya Ram, Gaya Ram’ politics which of late has become a trend in the State, will once and for all be eradicated once the Congress comes to power after the 2019 Assembly elections.
‘Aaya Ram, Gaya Ram’ is a phrase often thrown around when possible turncoats emerge as the flavour of the season after inconclusive elections.
“Arunachal Pradesh has seen several defections in the past and to counter this, the Congress will come up with strict resolutions and stop the Aaya Ram, Gaya Ram culture for good,” said Pario while addressing a news conference at the Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan here.
Pario, who was appointed the new CLP leader of Arunachal Pradesh by the Congress high command on Wednesday said: “Since I have been given the responsibility to lead the Congress party in the State, I will give my best. However, for us to bring the party into power in the general elections, proper strategies and plans have to be prepared.”
He further appealed to the coordination committee of Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) to support him and work along to bring back the reign of Congress in Arunachal.
APCC president Takam Sanjoy said that the public of Madhya Pradesh, which is the epicenter of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has already shown its faith in the Congress and soon the other States would soon follow suit.
“The people of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan have revolted against the BJP Government and given their mandate in favour of the Congress. Time has come for the people of Arunachal Pradesh to do the same,” said Sanjoy.
Speaking about the proclamation made by the State BJP that it will once again form a government in Arunachal after the 2019 general elections, Sanjoy said: “The BJP should stop counting the chickens before they hatch. Congress has already started its preparations for the election and this time people will vote for a candidate who does not hop from one party to the other.”