As unrest continues in Arunachal Pradesh in protest against PRC for six non-APST communities and killing of protestors, Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju has blamed the Congress for the violent situation in the state.
Blaming the Congress for the unrest, Union Minister Rijiju stated on his Twitter handle on Sunday: “Congress Party supported & instigated Non-APSTs in Lekang to fight for PRC but in Itanagar misguided the innocent people.”
While stating that he earlier urged the Arunachal Pradesh government not to grant PRC unless the people of the state are convinced that the rights of the indigenous people would be protected, Rijiju stated: “From the beginning I’ve strongly urged State Govt not to grant PRC unless people are convinced of full protection of indigenous rights.”
Congress Party supported & instigated Non-APSTs in Lekang to fight for PRC but in Itanagar misguided the innocent people. From the beginning I’ve strongly urged State Govt not to grant PRC unless people are convinced of full protection of indigenous rights. We must stand united. https://t.co/p07yjtaDSc
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) February 24, 2019
He called all the people of the state to “stand united”.
Rijiju has made it clear that Arunachal Chief Minister Pema Khandu has clarified that the State govt wasn’t bringing bill on PRC but only tabling report of Nabam Rebia led JHPC consisting members & student organizations.
Later, he made an appeal not to blame each other but to work for the sake of peace in the state as the government has decided not to go ahead with the bill to grant PRC for the six non-APST communities including Deoris, Sonowal Kacharis, Mishings and Morans.
“Govt has already passed an order not to accept PRC as recommended by JHPC. Everyone must come together without blaming each other for the sake of peace. It’s very unfortunate that innocent lives were lost in the violence,” Rijiju further tweeted.
According to information, no all-party meeting was held to discuss on the ongoing situation of the state.
Meanwhile, the Congress on Sunday said both chief ministers of both the BJP governments in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh have lost moral responsibility to run governments.
“People have lost faith over the BJP government. This government can’t even save the lives of the people,” All India Congress Committee (AICC) national spokesperson Pawan Khera said.
Khera said that people are dying after consuming spurious liquor in Assam and while unrest prevails in Arunachal Pradesh and the state governments have remained “mute spectators”.
“Both Sarbananda Sonowal and Pema Khandu have lost moral responsibility to run the government,” added Khera.