Cong must apologise to people of Arunachal: Rijiju

New Delhi: Union minister Kiren Rijiju, who hails from Arunachal Pradesh, tonight said President’s rule is imposed only in special cases but hit out at Congress saying it had imposed central rule more than 100 times in various states on “flimsy grounds”.

“President rule is imposed only in special case. Congress Party had imposed PR more than 100 times on flimsy grounds, including Arunachal Pradesh in the past. Congress must apologise to the people of Arunachal Pradesh for failing to remain as united, corruption free & accountable to the people,” he said in a Facebook post, a day after central rule was imposed in the border state.

The Union Minister of State for Home said Congress MLAs are not small kids who can be forced by others but it’s their internal problems.

“If the Centre was in a hurry it could have intervened when the Assembly House was sealed or when Raj Bhavan was seized with ugly slaughtering of precious animal Mithuns, closing & burning of tyres at Raj Bhavan roads by Congress leaders,” he said.

The imposition of President’s rule came under the scanner of the Supreme Court which sought the report of Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa recommending central rule, saying “it is too serious a matter”.

According to Rijiju, the Centre acted only when no option is left and the President is fully satisfied with the Cabinet decision.

“The more Congress tries to blame others by hiding their gross failure the more they will be exposed as they are the only party who ruled Arunachal for more then 40 years,” he said.

Rijiju said people of Arunachal are no more naive to be fooled repeatedly.

“Now for the first time we have changed the Congress govt decision and taken a historic decision to oppose Citizenship to Chakma-Hajong as AP ST inside Arunachal,” he said.

He also blamed Congress for blocking a proposed airport in the state.

“Since foundation stone laying in 2007, Congress governments in the Centre and State should explain why the airport project is messed up and delayed.

“But I am committed to it once State government clears all the mess,’ he said. Rijiju also listed the alleged anti-Arunachal Pradeah act of Congress saying it was the party which brought AFSPA to Arunachal in 1991 but again lied that BJP brought it.

“People know who looted the public money in Arunachal Pradesh. Public knows which leaders believe in violence, booth capturing and manipulations with record 11 MLAs unopposed in the last Assembly election in Arunachal Pradesh”, he said.