ITANAGAR, Jun 01: The All Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has alleged the present Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state government headed by chief minister Pema Khandu of not living up to its promises made to people of state.
After first switching over the People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) from Congress, Khandu along with 32 other MLAs had on December 31 last year joined the BJP, making Arunachal the first state in the Northeast to have a full-fledged BJP government.
While stating that, Khandu, while joining the BJP had told media persons that he was switching over to the BJP from Congress for better coordination and relation with the Central government, and had also claimed that the BJP would facilitate a steady fund flow in the state, APCC president Takam Sankoy on Thursday said that it has not been the case.
The 2017-18 budget passed by the state government contradicts Khandu’s claim and moreover, the government has only been able to release 35 percent of projected budget funds, asserted Sanjoy.
Khandu should give an explanation to the public on why the entire funds have still not been released. If he is not a liar, then he should let the masses assess if there is actually a smooth flow of funds or not, added the Congress chief.
Meanwhile, the APCC has also discarded the claims of BJP wherein it was stated that one Vishal P Nabam, spokesperson of the Congress had joined the BJP after resigning from the former party.
The Congress clarified that Nabam was not holding the post of spokesperson or any other post in Congress party and the news as published in some local dailies were totally false.
Congress veteran leader B C Tok along with Nabam and many senior Panchayat leaders had on Wednesday last joined the BJP.