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Cong, NPP blames state govt for attack


Political blame game over the killing of sitting Khonsa West MLA, Tirong Aboh, and 10 others including the lawmaker s son by suspected militants at 12th Mile area on Khonsa-Deomali road on Tuesday have begun. Hours after the ghastly act of terror, the opposition Congress party, held the BJP-led state government responsible for the attack.

Demanding a high-level judicial inquiry into the incident, the Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) in a statement said, "Chief Minister Pema Khandu and his BJP government are solely responsible for lawlessness and all chaos in the state."

"If elected representatives of the state are not safe under the present dispensations at the Centre and the state, how can common people feel secure," the party said demanding Chief Minister Pema Khandu s resignation on moral grounds .

Terming the incident political , the party condemned the killing of the MLA and expressed condolences to the bereaved family members of the victims.

Meanwhile, former Home Minister and NPP leader Kumar Waii said that MLA Aboh s killing is a political assassination .

Aboh who sought re-election from the Khonsa West assembly constituency in this election was in a winning position, due to which his political opponents have targeted him , he said demanding judicial inquiry into the incident.

Simultaneous polling for the Lok Sabha and Assembly was held across the State on May 23. Counting of votes is slated for May 23.

Meanwhile, the State BJP unit has strongly condemned the killing of the MLA. This cowardly criminal act is a murder of democracy and such criminals have no place in a civilised society , State BJP President Tapir Gao said.

The party appealed to the authorities to investigate the matter thoroughly and take stringent actions on the the perpetrators of the heinous crime.

The BJP also conveyed its deepest condolences to bereaved family of the deceased MLA and appealed to people of Tirap to maintain peace at this sensitive juncture.


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