ANYA announces 36-hr capital bandh demanding CM’s resignation

Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, 10 Jan: Reiterating its demand for resignation of Chief Minister Pema Khandu, the All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) has announced a 36-hour capital bandh from 13 January.

On 10 December last year, the ANYA had alleged that there were several charges of corruption against the CM, and the association had submitted a representation to the state government, serving a 15-day ultimatum, seeking clarification on the allegation.

The ANYA had on 30 December last year demanded that the CM resign within seven days, after the state government had failed to issue any clarification on the allegation.

Speaking to media persons at the press club here on Monday, ANYA president Byabang Joram said that “the association is left with no choice but to launch a democratic movement of 36 hours capital bandh call against the prolonged silence of the state government on the issue.”

He informed that the association has not received any positive response from the state government on the issue till date, and stated that “the deliberate silence is deemed to prove the truth of the proverbial saying, ‘Absolute power corrupts absolutely’.”

“ANYA is willing to call off the proposed bandh if the state government addresses its demands before the day of bandh call,” said Joram, replying to a query.

“If any unfortunate violence occurs during the bandh call, the government shall be responsible for it,” said Joram.

School students appearing for examinations during the bandh call shall be exempted, he added.