Stand against bad policy of present government: Sanjoy

KHARSANG, Jul 28: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Takam Sanjoy urged the people to stand against the “bad policy of the present government.”
Addressing a ‘mass joining rally’ organized by the Changlang District Congress Committee (DCC) here on Saturday, Sanjoy said the people of Changlang and Kharsang were being “forced to be poor” through exploitation of resources such as coal and oil in their areas.
“The people of Kharsang have the right to receive compensation for TAH and the natural resources exported from this area,” Sanjoy said. He added that “non-payment of compensation amounts to violation of the rights of the native people,” and exhorted the locals to raise their voice for their rights.
Alleging that the BJP manipulated the amount sanctioned by the NEC for the development of Arunachal Pradesh, Sanjoy said the Narendra Modi government also withdrew transport and other subsidies from the state, which, he said, “has exposed the anti-tribal attitude of the BJP.”
Highlighting the contributions of the Congress party for the development of Arunachal Pradesh, he urged women, ex-servicemen and youths to be part of the party.
“The Congress will come to the power in 2019 to fulfill the people’s aspiration,” he claimed.
APCC vice-president Marina Kenglang and RGPRS state convenor Joram Jaya also slammed the BJP, stating that the party failed to implement women-related schemes in the area.
They also demanded holding of panchayat elections at the earliest.
Congress leaders including APCC vice-presidents Minkir Lollen and Tinghap Taiju, APYC president Geli Ete, besides public leaders and others also spoke.
The APCC later stated in a press release that thousands of people led by public leader Chatu Longri, including gaon buras and community leaders from various villages of Miao, attended the rally to join the Congress party.