Whole hearted support of people vital to win in elections, says Tuki

By Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Apr 02: Whether people desert a party or not is immaterial in politics, what matters more is whole hearted support of the people to the party and its candidates, said Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president-cum-candidate of West Parliamentary constituency Nabam Tuki.

The Congress machinery, after nominating 34 candidates for assembly elections, was working to ensure more nominations, he said, adding the APCC on March 21 had announced names of 34 candidates, of whom 10 failed to submit their nomination papers while five candidates  withdrew their nominations leaving only 24 in the ‘battle of ballots’ scheduled on April 19.

While releasing party manifesto at party HQs at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan here on Tuesday, Tuki said that Tuki also said that “All are aware of the fact that present leaders of the ruling (BJP) government were once Congress leaders.” Thus, the Congress doors are open to all political leaders who have left the party for one reason or the other.

None can deny contributions of the Congress right from union territory days of NEFA to attaining full-fledged statehood, he said, adding that many major projects were initiated during Congress rule in the state and the Centre, but regrettably the BJP governments have been taking credit after their completion.

The Congress is committed to take steps to ensure transparency in job recruitment, including for teachers, nurses and departmental casual workers, Tuki said and named party’s 19 candidates in the electoral battle, who are Jampa Thirnly Kunkhap (Lumla), Kumar Waii (Bameng), Kompu Dolo (Chayangtajo), Tame Gyadi (Seppa East), Gollo Yapung Tana (Pakke-Kessang), Nabam Tado (Doimukh), Tarh Johny (Palin), Tanga Byaling (Nacho), Reri Kirbe Dulom (Daporijo), Taling Yaying (Rumgong), Takku Jerang (Pangin Boleng), Tobing Lego (Dambuk), Jeremai Krong (Tezu), Tana Tamar Tara (Lekang), Chatu Longri (Miao), Khimshom Mossang (Nampong), Marina Kenglang (Changlang North), Tangse Tekwa Khonsa West) and Sompha Wangsa (Kanubari), Tuki informed.

Tuki also said that the Congress doors are open to all political leaders who have left the party for one reason pr the other.

“All are aware of the fact that present leaders of the ruling (BJP) government were once Congress leaders,” Tuki said, adding that the Congress is committed to take steps to ensure transparency in job recruitment, including for teachers, nurses and departmental casual workers.

Pointing out that job opportunity for unemployed youth is a major problem of the state, Tuki said that the youth would be given skill development training and absorbed in government and private sectors to tackle rising unemployment problem.

The BJP government in the Centre is doing nothing but only targeting the opposition party by using the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as a shield, Tuki alleged and said that the BJP governments of the state and in the Centre should work for greater interest of the poor/farmers of the state instead of giving false promises.

Advocating early delimitation in the state, he asserted that Arunachal Pradesh qualifies for more Members of Parliament to represent the state in the Parliament. More MPs would facilitate more funds to undertake various development activities for greater welfare of the state and its people, added Tuki, who was flanked by senior party leaders, including former APCC president-cum-Lok Sabha member Takam Sanjoy.

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