APCC hails apex court’s ruling upholding Special Leave Petition

ITANAGAR, Mar 16: The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has on Friday, hailed the Supreme Court ruling upholding the Special Leave Petition (SLP), which has stayed the decree given on March 19, 2013 by Divisional Bench of the Gauhati High Court over the issue of inclusion of Chakma and Hajong in the electoral roll and citizenship.
In a party release, APCC vice president Minkir Lollen further, questioned the move to abolish the three-tier Panchayati Raj Institution into 2-tier in the state. “Is abolishing the three-tier Panchayati Raj Institution into 2-tier after three consecutive elections held in the state is a reformation of PRI or to grab back the independent power of Panchayat elected leaders by the legislators?,” the party stated adding that the power in the three tier PRI shall obviously withdraw after the implementation of two tier. It also sought to know from the state government whether the power conferred to the municipal earlier shall be continued or will be changed.
Further, the APCC has urged the state government to conduct the panchayat and municipal elections on the schedule time.
Meanwhile, welcoming the Money Lending and Land Bill, the party stated that it was a long felt demand of the state’s people.