ITANAGAR, Sep 20: Reacting to Government Spokesperson, Passang Dorjee Sona’s clarification on alleged mismanagement of the state funds, the Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) on Wednesday stated that the Chief Secretary’s letter itself testified that there was huge mismanagement under the composite sanction during 2016-17 financial years.
Briefing the media at the Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan here, APCC General Secretary Hina Camdir Tok said, “If the government thinks it is clean, it should institute an independent inquiry committee to investigate the mismanagement of the fund under composite sanction”.
“If your government is clean, call the CBI to investigate the matter to unearth the truth”, the APCC GS retorted.
However, the APCC did not substantiate the figures of the exact amount, which it claimed was mismanaged by the Chief Minister Pema Khandu-led Government.
The APCC General Secretary further dared the state government to institute an inquiry into the expenditure of the state funds. It also demanded that the BJP Government answer to the people of Arunachal Pradesh on why the Chief Secretary had written such a serious note on the sanction policy.
On the Chakma-Hajong refugee issue, the APCC condemned the state and centre governments, stating that instead of addressing infrastructural related issues of the indigenous people, the centre is pushing the refugee policy.
The Pradesh Congress blamed MoS Kiren Rijiju for letting the issue “spill over”.
“If MoS Rijiju fails to live up to the peoples’ expectations and fails to deliver the task which is entrusted upon him by the people, he should step down on moral ground”, the party said.
The Congress party further reiterated that the party would extend full support and cooperation to the state government to find a mechanism to deal with the Chakma-Hajong citizenship issue.
“For the greater interest of the people of Arunachal Pradesh, the APCC would extend full cooperation to Chief Minister Pema Khandu and MoS Kiren Rijiju in finding a logical solution to save our indigenous peoples’ rights,” the APCC said.
However, it made it clear that it would not sit silent if the state government fails to deliver the peoples’ aspiration.