ITANAGAR | Feb 15| Joining the Lotus brigade continues in different parts of the state with BJP leaders and advocators blaming the Congress for its failure to bring desired development across the country and assuring the governance will prove otherwise henceforth.
At Bomdila: Lack of work culture in the state was visible for which works of many roads have halted with the people trying to either indulging in dispute or filing cases, Union MoS (Home) Kiren Rijiju said here today and urged the elected leaders to intervene to smoothen development process.
"Though I had committed completion of Bomdila township road and other schemes during last Buddha Mahotsava which have been delayed due to political turmoil", he rued, adding lots have to be done though successive congress government have done works during last 70 years. Rijiju said
Joining the BJP should not be considered mere ormality but with a message for the greater interest of the people, he said in his address to a mass joining programme at Buddha Park here. Joining should not be only entry to the party but the new comers should understand the BJP ideologies to offer service and facilitate rapid development.
BJP is a party with a difference despite lots of ups and down in the past. The party ensure discipline and sincerity of its leaders, he said, adding the people have high expectation from central and state leaders, who have to deliver the goods.
"We have supported young dynamic leader Pema Khandu as Chief Minister but development will be possible by giving him cooperation, free hand to govern toeing ‘Team Arunachal’ spirit", which he hoped will ensure rapid development.
Chronologically enlisting events leading to formation of BJP Govt, Speaker T.N. Thongdok, also Kalaktang MLA, said that joining ruling BJP was not mere joining but to get more fund from the Centre. Mass joining of grassroots workers and PRI leaders indicated united stand for development, he added.
Highlighting political journey of state, local MLA Japu Deru said, "we are united and appeal all to follow.
State BJP leaders Tapen Siga, vice president Tadar Domnik, former minister Tsering Gyurme, former MP-cum-national council member R.K. Khrimey, among others, address the gathering including Parliamentary Secretaries (PHE&WS) Kumsi Sidisow & Phurpa Tsering(Health), former Minister Naresh Glow, West Kameng ZPC Chawang Lhamu and large numbers of BJP leaders.
Multi-faced development soon: Gadi
At Basar: Large number of people of Basar assembly constituency including PRI leaders assembled at a function here today to switch over to the BJP at the initiative of local MLA-cum-Women Child Development, Social Justice, Empowerment & Tribal Affairs Parliamentary Secretary Gojen Gadi.
"You have expressed your faith in the leadership of PM Narendra Modi, Union MoS (Home) Kiren Rijiju & BJP president Amit Saha in the Centre, Chief Minister Pema Khandu and BJP president Tapir Gao in the state to merge en-block with the BJP anticipating multi-faced development which would be a reality soon," Gadi said in his address.
"State's vast untapped natural resources will be tapped with the Centre's help to benefit the state and its people while employment avenues will be crated to get those unemployed productively engaged, Gadi said, adding "Our CM is committed to inclusive but innovative development which will be reflected in the ensuing budget."
Those merged included 47 ASMs belonging to Congress, PPA & NCP besides independent of Daring, Basar-A and Tirbin-A anchal samities; 147 gram chairpersons & GPMs; 202 block & sub-block office bearers of those three parties including PPA block president Nyato Riba and 300 senior citizens.
So far out of four unit Thrizino, Kalaktang, Dirang and Bomdila mandals , leaving the Bomdila unit as is occupied by the saffron brigade all three unit PRI leaders including nine ZPM, 100 ASMs, 330 GPMs joined BJP en-block.