BJP jump to Pema’s defence
ITANAGAR, Nov 1: Responding to Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee’s (APCC) allegation that a cousin of the Chief Minister Pema Khandu is involved in the purported job scam in Health Department, the State Government has accused the Congress Party of completely running out of issues.
APCC has gone down to the extent of picking up random cases which are drawn from the figment of their imagination, the govt spokesperson said as it condemned “the irresponsible, malicious, baseless and concocted” allegations.
“Dragging the relatives to tarnish the CM’s image is nothing but cheap publicity stunt by the APCC which truly is unbecoming on the part of the leaders of the oldest national political party. Instead of indulging in blame game, APCC should concentrate more on becoming a constructive opposition. In the last one year, we have not seen the Congress party making any positive suggestion to the government except indulging in baseless blame game” read a statement by govt spokesperson Bamang Felix.
Until and unless the investigation is complete and people involved are rounded up, it is immature on the part of the Congress party to draw any conclusion which is frivolous and baseless, he added.
He informed that when the matter pertaining to issue of fake appointment letters came to the light, directions were issued to the Department of Health Services by Chief Minister to lodge an FIR. Accordingly, a complaint was lodged in Naharlagun Police Station by Director Health Services on October 24.
The Police has been directed to expedite the investigation and book all those involved in the case, Felix added.
Reacting to the issue, State BJP has termed the APCC’s demand for the resignation of Chief Minister Pema Khandu as absurd and uncalled for.
How can Chief Minister resign on an issue which has nothing to do with the functioning of CM’s office, the BJP asked adding that “it is Congress which has practically looted the state resources and individuals for almost 40 years in the state.”