Late Pul’s wife appeals people to defy MVAC bandh

Staff Reporter
ITANAGAR, Sep 22: Hayuliang MLA Dasanglu Pul appealed to the capital dwellers to defy the proposed 12-hour bandh called by the Mere Vichaar Andolan Committee (MVAC) on September 25.
“Our family feels that instead of serving the peoples’ interest, this bandh will adversely affect the common man who were close to his (Kalikho Pul’s) heart and for whom he worked so much”, she said while addressing the media persons on Friday.
One of the three wives of former Chief Minister Kalikho Pul, Dasanglu admitted that though her husband had raised several issues in his 60-page note titled ‘Mere Vichaar’, she and her family were satisfied with the timely action taken by the state government of sending the notes to the Union Government for thorough investigation by a suitable agency.
Saying that the outcome of the inquiry would decide their future course of action, Dasanglu said that the ‘Mere Vichaar’ notes and its content have been politicized and are being used to garner political mileage.
On the conflict of interest between her and Dangwimsai (first wife of Kalikho Pul), Dasanglu said that she hoped that Dang-wimsai would take the entire family along with her on the matter of their husba-nd’s death.
When questioned on whether she was pressurized by the government to place her statement, she denied the claims and said that she had been planning to speak to the press for a long time so that her message against the organizations that are using her family tragedy for their benefit could be passed on to the citizens.
She said that she had earlier appealed to the MVAC and other organizations not to collect money or stage protests in the name of her husband’s tragic demise, but they continued with their actions.
Regarding the first FIR filed by all the three wives of the former Chief Minister on the death of Kalikho Pul, which Dangwimsai has been persuading authorities to register, Dasanglu gave a vague answer and failed to inform on the status of the FIR.