Minister of State for Home Affairs (MoS Home) Kiren Rijiju on Monday ruled out the imposition of President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh.
Arunachal Pradesh has been on the boil with widespread violence in the past four days.
Rijiju said the state government could not communicate properly to the people on the contentious PRC issue, leading to the unrest, reports The Morung Express.
Rijiju also said the Pema Khandu-led BJP government in the state should take all possible steps, including initiating dialogue with the civil society, to bring normalcy as early as possible, as there was confusion on the issue of granting Permanent Residence Certificate (PRC) to six communities.
“There is no question of imposition of President’s rule. The state government should immediately work for restoring peace and bringing back normalcy. The protests took place as the state government could not communicate properly to the people on the issue of PRC,” added Rijiju.
Rijiju also denied that there was any move to replace Chief Minister Pema Khandu by the ruling BJP.
“The Home Minister (Rajnath Singh) and I have spoken to the Governor and the Chief Minister and told them that peace must be prevailed and adequate compensation should be given to the victims of police firing,” he said.
The union minister of state for home also blamed the Congress for “politicising” the PRC issue and said the Narendra Modi-led central government has done tremendous work for the development of Arunachal Pradesh as well for the entire Northeastern region and all such initiatives should not go in vain due to protests and violence.