APCC Files Bribery Case Against Ex-Arunachal Finance Minister

Published: 12th December 2015 02:43 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th December 2015 03:15 PM   |  A+A-


ITANAGAR: The Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has filed a bribery-related case against dissident party MLA and former Arunachal Pradesh finance minister Kalikho Pul.

In a statement issued here, the general secretary of the APCC, Tachu Hina, said that complaint has been filed by Tadar Nanang, the Co—Convenor of the legal cell of the APCC.

In what is being seen here as a move by the Nabam Tuki-led Congress state government to crack down on indiscipline and dissidence within the rank and file of the party and the government, Nanang has accused Pul of hatching a well-planned criminal conspiracy with his accomplices to dislodge a democratically-elected government.

Nanang has also claimed in his complaint that Pul has been attempting to malign the reputation of Chief Minister Tuki and his government, and conspiring to engineer defections from the Congress Party with the intention to merge with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

The FIR filed at the Itanagar Police Station on Friday, is accompanied with communication details of Pul having conversations with top-level business tycoon Romeo Neog of Assam wherein he is seeking financial backing for payment of bribes to prospective rebel MLAs and seeking of illegal gratification.

According to the APCC press statement, the conversation reveals Pul admitting to having a nexus with BJP president Amit Shah, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and several members of the Rashtriya Swayam Sewak Sangh (RSS).

Nanang has also alleged that both the BJP and the RSS are pumping funds to make the conspiracy to unseat Chief Minister Tuki and his government a success.

He also said that Governor J.P. Rajkhowa’s interference in the functioning of the government and the state assembly was a clear indication of this move to unseat the incumbent state government.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp