Don’t turn Arunachal into another J&K: Nabam Tuki

Dislodged former Arunachal Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today accused the Centre of foisting a BJP government on the state by conspiring with the governor and warned that this undemocratic action could create a sense of political alienation in the sensitive, border state similar to that prevailing in Jammu & Kashmir.

The warning came from the toppled head of the previous Congress government a day after rebel Congress leader leader Kalikho Pul took the oath as Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh.

“Governor in the state is acting like a `broker’ for NDA government.
Constitution has been violated and democracy has been murdered.

Arunachal could go the way of J&K,” Mr Tuki said while talking to mediapersons at Press Club of India here.
Supreme Court's verdict on Thursday paved the way for government formation in Arunachal Pradesh.
After that, President’s rule in the state was lifted on Friday, paving the way for swearing-in of Pul as 8th Chief Minister of the state in the evening.

“A cultural function was going at governor’s house.
Soon after that, an oath-taking ceremony was held in an hurry.
We were not even informed about that.

It is a big conspiracy,” Mr Tuki, who claims support of 26 MLA’s in the 60-member assembly, said.
Questioning the Constitutional legitimacy of the new government, Mr Tuki said under the anti defection law, a breakaway faction must have support of one third members of the party .
However, in this case 19 expelled members of Congress were allowed to form the government with the support of BJP.

“Have you ever heard that Congress and BJP, two ideologically opposite poles, formed government anywhere? It happened in Arunachal Pradesh only,” quipped Mr Tuki, adding that dissident MLAs were bought off by BJP and were lodged in five-star hotels in Delhi for last few days.

He expressed fear that the Centre could misuse NIA to frame Congress MLAs.
“Don’t try to turn a peaceful state like Arunachal Pradesh into another Jammu and Kashmir,” warned Mr Tuki as he threatened to launch a series of protest against the NDA government.

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