Our MLAs threatened, says BJP

Our MLAs threatened, says BJP

The BJP’s Arunachal Pradesh unit on Friday said its legislators have been receiving threats since political crisis erupted after ‘Assembly session’ was convened by them along with rebel Congress leaders in a community hall and at a hotel on December 16  and 17 respectively.

State BJP president Tai Tagak claimed that the crisis was triggered by internal power struggle in Congress and it had engulfed others creating a worrisome situation for the entire state.

“During that time when the crisis was at its peak, law and order was definitely at peril. There were goons on the streets and common people feared violence... Our legislatures had complained that they have received threats from unknown people, may be from underground or political goons to stay away from the crisis.

They were categorically told not to get involved or support any motion moved by the rebel Congress MLAs,” Tagak told Deccan Herald over phone from Itanagar. When asked if BJP MLAs had registered complaints with the police, Tagak said they decided to hold on for sometime since the “situation was volatile”.

Tagak also added that the President’s rule has brought a sense of security, but insisted that the “threat still persists.”

“The undergrounds groups and some goons are being used at will. Under President’s rule some action needs to be taken,” he said. The BJP has 11 MLAs in the 60 member Assembly. All the BJP MLAs had supported the ‘impeachment motion’ against Speaker Nabam Rebia and ‘trust vote’ against former chief minister Nabam Tuki on December 17.

“In no point of time we have been part of the crisis, because those who rebelled are still with Congress. The Congress high command is to be blamed,” Tagak said.

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