The former Prime Minister Late Rajiv Gandhi was remembered in the meeting as 'crusader for women's empowerment'.

The Arunachal Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee (APMCC) on Friday organised a rally in Sagalee constituency under the leadership of its president Nabam Yakum. Mahila Congress workers, who had assembled at the rally from across the State, sought a clean election free from “money culture and not based on religion and community”.

Other than district and block MCC members, members of APCC, Seva Dal,  Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress (APYC), National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), senior citizens, women, youth and Congress supporters participated in the rally.

The APMCC vice-president Yam Toko hailed the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi as a “passionate crusader” for women’s empowerment. She urged the women of the constituency to come forward to walk hand in hand to strengthen Congress towards building a better nation.

BCC president Taba Tate highlighted the major achievements of the Congress in the constituency. He praised former Chief Minister and incumbent MLA Nabam Tuki as a “progressive soul” of the constituency and urged the people to unite to bring “people’s party” Congress back to power in 2019.

Seva Dal president Kipa Kaha, addressing the gathering, condemned BJP for “lying and befooling” the innocent denizens of the State and thanked the people for keeping their faith intact in Congress despite “rough handling” by the BJP.

The APCC vice-president Minkir Lollen accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of giving a “communal colour” to Indian politics, not respecting diverse food culture, forcibly implementing exclusion in the education system, caste and cow politics. “Modi has sold national integration and security to France by committing the biggest scam (Rafale) of Independent India,” he said.

Encouraging the women of the constituency, AIMCC General Secretary Jarjum Ete said that the nation may progress without women but “development with its full potential is where women leadership is encouraged”. She urged young women to take part in Project Shakti of Mahila Congress and to agitate against Modi’s “crooked policy” of price rise in essential products such as milk, LPG, petrol and diesel.


Damien Lepcha is Northeast Now Correspondent in Arunachal Pradesh. He can be reached at: lepcharaul@gmail.com