Arunachal to Have BJP-led Govt: BJP Chief Tapir Rao

State BJP says it will dis­cuss the is­sue of join­ing the Ka­likho Pul min­istry with its cen­tral lead­er­ship

The Economic Times - - Pure Politics -

‘Apang model’ could be one of the so­lu­tions

Geong Apang had merged his party into BJP 13 years ago Guwa­hati: The Arunachal BJP will dis­cuss the is­sue of join­ing the Ka­likho Pul min­istry with its cen­tral lead­er­ship. The cen­tral lead­er­ship of the party was averse to BJP MLAs join­ing the state govern­ment.

“Some MLAs are will­ing to be part of the govern­ment. I am go­ing to dis­cuss the same with the cen­tral lead­er­ship of the party. It has never op­posed BJP join­ing the gover nment. How­ever, there is some tech­ni­cal hitch that is go­ing to be cleared very soon,” BJP state pres­i­dent Tapir Gao told ET He said that Arunachal will have a BJP-led govern­ment. “When and how I can­not say it right now.”

It’s al­most af­ter 13 years that the BJP will be mak­ing a comeback in the state. Then chief min­is­ter Ge­gong Apang and his sup­port­ing MLAs had merged their party with the BJP, mak­ing Arunachal Pradesh a BJPruled state.

In the house of 60, where two mem­bers are sus­pended, Pul has sup­port of 30 Congress rebels, two in­de­pen­dents and 11 BJP MLA. Congress had ac­cused the BJP of top­pling the Nabam Tuki-led govern­ment to cap­ture power in the state.

Re­act­ing to the state BJP chief ’s re­mark, Nabam Tuki said that the true colours of BJP was now com­ing out. “Ear­lier they said that what­ever is hap­pen­ing in Arunachal was an in­ter­nal prob­lem of the Congress and BJP had noth­ing to do with it. How­ever now they say there will be


BJP-led govern­ment. As BJP can­not win the elec­tions, they try to grab power by money and ma­nip­u­la­tion. BJP has no faith in democ­racy. BJP is de­void of any vi­sion.”

Tuki was dis­missed af­ter the state gov­er­nor in his re­port talked of col­lapse of law and or­der and con­sti­tu­tional mech­a­nism. The state Speaker had­dis­qual­i­fied­someCon­gress­rebels — which was ruled in­valid by the Gauhati high court later — while the gov­er­nor in an un­prece­dented move ad­vanced the assem­bly ses­sion on his own. The ver­dict on Tuki’s pe­ti­tion chal­leng­ing this ac­tion re­mains re­served­bytheSupre­meCourteven­now. The rebels later formed an al­ter­nate govern­ment with the sup­port of BJP.

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