MVAC seeks investigation against Hayuliang MLA

ITANAGAR, Dec 4: Reiterating the three-point demands it had made earlier, the Mere Vichaar Andholan Committee (MVAC) on Monday added another to the list – an investigation into Hayuliang MLA Dasanglu Pul’s role in the death of her husband Kalikho Pul.
The new addition to their demands came after the MLA in a recent press conference accused the MVAC of collecting donations for their activities, and of having affiliation with some political party.
Addressing a press conference at the Arunachal Press Club here, MVAC Convenor Kaling Tasing denied the allegation as “baseless and unfounded,” and demanded a public apology from Pul’s third wife within seven days.
“If Dasanglu Pul can make public the details of the donation that the MVAC collected, and its affiliation with any political party, the entire team of the MVAC will quit their movement. If she fails to do so, she should step down and tender her resignation as an MLA,” said Tasing.
The Committee has also demanded proof from Itanagar Municipal Councillor Gora Lotak of him being the former Convenor of MVAC. Stating that Lotak was never a part of the MVAC, Tasing said Lotak’s claim was “ridiculous and controversial in nature.”
He added that if the IMC Councillor fails to furnish proof of his claims within seven days, “the MVAC will disclose his nexus with the present leadership and the favours and rewards that he received from the Pema Khandu-led BJP government.”
The MVAC also criticized the Papum Pare district administration for its ‘discriminating role’ in implementing the Arunachal Pradesh Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 2015.
It said that, while no action was taken under the Act against other organizations for declaring bandh calls in the state, the district administration chose to apply the Act against the MVAC for its proposed bandh (which was later deferred).
The MVAC also condemned Pema Khandu for maligning the chief minister’s post by allegedly resorting to making unparliamentary remark in the Assembly session, and demanded a public apology from him.