21st Jul 2017 09:07:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News





On behalf of the Chief Minister and State Government, government spokesperson Bamang Felix has thanked the people of Arunachal especially the capital complex dwellers for defying the bandh call given by the APCC. 

‘Your support to the government by boycotting the bandh has proved that people are seriously sick of bandh culture and they don’t want any organisation, party or individual to take them for ransom,’ he said.


Speaking to reporters, Felix said that the Congress has no issue for calling the bandh. Claiming the bandh a ‘total failure’ as all educational institutions, commercial establishments and markets remained open during the day, he said people have rejected the culture of bandh.

Felix, who is also state PHE minister, said bandh is illegal by nature as it affects normal life and the BJP government will not allow bandhs called by any organisation.

"Transfer and posting of an officer is a normal procedure and the government will release Gopal when his reliever arrives," he said.

"We had informed this to the Congress party in writing, but they continued with their bandh call. There are several democratic means to lodge protests without hampering economic activities of the state," Felix said.

The APCC in a statement, however, claimed the bandh as successful.

"We are surprised to see that the state government is spending so much to safeguard a tainted officer. Instead, the amount could have been used for development work or distribution of scholarships," the party said.

The party will continue with its agitation programmes till Satya Gopal is released from the state, the Congress said

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
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