ITANAGAR:Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki alleged the BJP “engineered” the political unrest in the Himalayan State to avenge its poll debacle in Bihar.
“Surely, there is a link between the political unrest here and their (BJP) decimation in Bihar. As they lost the polls very badly there, they gave vent to their ire on us to avenge the defeat,” Tuki told Express on Sunday.
“Instead of giving good governance to the country, they are fanning hatred and engineering dissidence,” he alleged.
The Chief Minister suspected that after their virtual coup in Arunachal allegedly through Governor J P Rajkhowa, the BJP would set sights on other northeastern States, mostly ruled by the Congress.
“They’re trying to divide the society on political lines. There is a strong possibility that they’ll now target Assam, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Sikkim etc,” he said.
Tuki said the dissidence against him started within days after Rajkhowa had donned the mantle of the State’s Governor. “From the day he took over, the Governor started criticising the government, terming it as one of the most corrupt in the country. Soon, he formed a group with leaders drawn from various political parties and held several rounds of meetings with leaders of BJP and RSS,” Tuki alleged.
He said another reason behind the attempt to destabilise his government was that the Modi wave did not work here during the Assembly polls held along with Lok Sabha elections.
“…That’s the reason they are targeting us. The rebellion against me by some Congress MLAs was the brainchild of BJP to try and create disturbances and destabilise my government,” he alleged.
The Chief Minister reminded the BJP that “Arunachal Pradesh is a sensitive state (as it shares its border with China) where the people want love and not hatred”.