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Govt against cash for votes, asserts Khandu

TAP | Updated: November 22, 2023


ITANAGAR, Nov 22: Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Wednesday asserted that his government has taken a stern stance against corruption, particularly decrying the influence of money in elections.

Speaking at the Mega Alpkalin Vistarak training programme of the state BJP at the D K Convention Hall here, Khandu emphasized the importance of instilling an anti-money culture at the grassroots level.

He underscored the need to eradicate financial practices during elections and urged citizens to promote these values within their households.

Commending state BJP president Biyuram Wahge, state general secretary (organization) Ananta Narayan Mishra and their team for organizing the extensive training programme, the chief minister expressed confidence that this initiative would fortify the party in the state and disseminate awareness about government achievements at the grassroots level.

Highlighting the BJP as the party capable of driving state development, Khandu urged the younger generation to join and strengthen the government for comprehensive progress.

He attributed the potential for revolution and reform to the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The chief minister also noted a lapse in public recognition of government-initiated developmental activities, emphasizing the role of Alpkalin Vistaraks and state Vistaraks in observing and reporting these efforts at the grassroots level.

He urged them to motivate youth to join the party, emphasizing the need for constant awareness.

Wahge, in his address, underscored the achievements of the Pema Khandu government over seven years and stressed the importance of reaching these accomplishments to the grassroots level.

He highlighted the party's commitment to recognizing and promoting dedicated party workers who contribute to its cause.

Mishra on his part detailed the duties of BJP workers in different assembly constituencies and encouraged Alpkalin Vistaraks to review the impact of recent training.

He applauded the initiative of organizing 107 episodes of Sarva Adhik Mann Ki Baat and urged everyone to listen to the same on November 26.

State BJP general secretary, Nalong Mize, provided insights into the organization of Mega Alpkalin Vistarak Yojana, noting the success of the 300 Vistarak initiative in July 2023.

He highlighted the selection process, including the inclusion of 33% women from every assembly constituency.

Advisor to the chief minister, Dr Tongor Tapak, shared experiences and struggles faced during the organization of various party activities, suggesting the introduction of a Best Alpkalin Vistarak award to boost morale.

Dr Tapak’s counterpart Tai Tagak, elaborated on the profile of Late PB Acharya, the former Governor of Arunachal, and his initiatives for the welfare of the state's people.

Other notable speakers included party general secretary Tadar Niglar and Arunachal Pradesh Khadi & Village Industries vice-chairman Board Dugh Saha while BJP national general secretary (organization), B L Santosh, participated in the meeting via video conference.