The Arunachal Congress on Monday announced that it would begin a series of movements against the “unethical, undemocratic and high-level corruption taking place in the State” under the current Pema Khandu-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government.
Addressing reporters at here on Monday, APCC president Takam Sanjoy said the party is going to launch a movement against serious issues concerning the state from October 2.
Sanjoy said Congress has already prepared its own charge sheet, wherein it highlighted the Sangte village land compensation (Rs 29 crore project) scam in Dirang circle of West Kameng district for establishment of ITBP battalion, cash-for-job scam for recruitment to 200 posts under the municipality, the inaction on the rape and murder cases of minors in Yingkiong, Namsai, Daporijo, Sessa, and the alleged murder of former MLA Ngurang Pinch.
Sanjoy expressed apprehension that the state government does not have money to release salaries of next two to three months.
“This government is bankrupt and not functioning. The only option left is to gherao the illegally appointed government which is misusing the money of the people,” Sanjoy claimed citing various instances of siphoning money from large-scale projects.
On the Trans-Arunachal Highway land compensation scam (Joram-Koloriang and Poptin-Bopi roads), Sanjoy said that the Congress has written to the CBI, and as a follow up, to the Union Minister of Road Transport and Highway (MoRTH) to get it investigated by the CBI.
“If the ministry fails to get the CBI to take up the case, the MoRTH will also be considered to be involved in the scam,” Sanjoy said.
He also said that the officers are made scapegoats in all such scams.
“Officers alone should not be made scapegoats. The CM, the MLAs, and the entire gamut of administration are responsible for such corruption,” he said.
Regarding the Tibetan refugee issue, Sanjoy said that the APCC seeks cross-checking the electoral rolls, and to stop further extension of refugee camps.
Without taking any names, he said that the student unions were not specific with their demands on the Tibetan refugee issue, and that the party now had to act as a pressure group as well.
On the misuse of the Rs 200 crore Untied Fund of 2017-18, the Congress chief said that the matter would be taken to the high court by the party.
“The Untied Fund was eaten up by the BJP members in connivance with the administrators,” Sanjoy claimed. He also raised the issue of the high land revenues, fuel charges and essential commodities.