Unions serve ultimatum to CM

ITANAGAR, Apr 6: Claiming that their demand to disallow non-locals from participating in the panchayati raj system has not been met, the All Yobin Students’ Union (AYSU) and the All Arunachal Pradesh Anti Corruption Students’ Union (AAPACSU) on Friday served a 10-day ultimatum to the chief minister to address their demand.
The AYSU in its release stated that no initiative has been taken till date, despite the union having earlier submitted a memorandum to the chief secretary and the chief minister, urging the state government to bar non-APST settlers from the panchayati raj process in Vijoynagar circle of Changlang district.
‘Involving non-local settlers in the panchayati raj system is not permitted anywhere else in the state and is against the panchayat laws,’ the AYSU said. It said the exception being made in Vijoynagar circle ‘should be terminated for the greater good of our state.’
The AAPACSU in its release made the same demand, and called for suspension of the Changlang deputy commissioner and the additional deputy commissioner of Miao subdivision.
Both the unions have threatened to resort to ‘democratic action’ if their demands are not met within the stipulated time.