Richo postpones agitation

ITANAGAR, Jan 23: Former minister-cum-Congress president Padi Richo has deferred his proposed agitation in front of the Lower Subansiri DC’s office at Ziro in Lower Subansiri following the district head’s assurance on Wednesday to meet his demand by 31 January.
Richo along with senior Congress leaders Taso Grayu, Kime Nime (APCC GS), Takhe Ribiya (BCC president) and Tajang Bakhang met the DC on his invitation in his office on Wednesday and the DC assured to make the assessment committee report public, Richo informed.
“I postpone my agitation proposed from 25 January till 31 January,” he added.
Richo, in a letter on 17 January, had the DC’s attention about problems confronting the people, particularly of Ziro-Hapoli assembly constituency due to non-completion of the Trans-Arunachal Highway (TAH) and demanded to report on verification to remove anomalies, particularly TAH compensation payment, before 24 January, failing which, he had threatened to stage a hunger strike in front of his office from 25 January.