ITANAGAR, Apr 07: The Arunachal capital was today put on the country's railway map
with the first passenger train of about 400 commuters arriving at Naharlagun near
The train with 10 passengers and two goods compartments, towed by a diesel engine,
left Dekargaon at 7 am and arrived here at 12.30 pm, covering a distance of 181 km.
"It is a great day for Arunachal Pradesh," CD Sharma, who had bought the first ticket
for Naharlagun at Dekargaon railway station for Rs 35 said.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had announced introducing train service in his package
for the state on January 31, 2008.
Informing about the arrival of the train, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki during an election
rally here yesterday announced that Rajdhani and Shatabdi Express would be introduced
soon to link Arunachal to national capital Delhi.
The ambitious 20-km railway line project had missed its target of December, 2011.
The engine made its maiden trial run from Harmutty to Naharlagun terminus on January
14 last while a high level team led by the Planning Commission member (North East
and Power) BK Chaturvedi had inspected the Harmutty-Naharlagun on January 17 last.
Addl. forces deployed at Yazali after group clash
ZIRO, Apr 07: Many people sustained injuries following a clash between two groups
suspected to be that of NCP and INC at Pitapool petrol depot this morning.
Lower Subansiri District SP and ARO Yachuli rushed to Yazali police station to take
stock of the situation. An FIR has been lodged at Yazali police station vide Yazali
case no.8/14 U/S 341/324/326/427/395 IPC in this connection and further investigation
is being launched.
Additional forces have been deployed in Yazali to prevent and control the law and
order situation. To maintain public peace and tranquility 144 CrPC has been imposed
in the Yazali and Raga Police station limits.
Meanwhile, the DEO convened a meeting with the election agents today at his official
chamber and cautioned of further post consequences. The DEO at the same time appealed
to all sections of the society to restrain from any act of violence and let the spirit
of democracy prevail. DIPRO
Cash seizure increase to Rs 4.31 crore
ITANAGAR, Apr 07: The Election Commission appointed teams in Arunachal Pradesh today
seized cash amounting to Rs. 8,36,550.
Cash apart, the static surveillance teams and flying squads have made seizure of
large quantity of liquors, CGI sheets, five motorcycles, numerous posters, flags,
pumphelts, caps etc today.
According to an official data prepared till today, a total amount of Rs. 4,31,90,130
have been seized so far by the EC appointed teams in the state.
DEO holds coordination meeting with AROs and sector magistrates
SEPPA, April 7: The DEO cum DC Tarin Dakpe holds coordination meeting with AROs and
Sector Magistrate in DC’s chamber, Seppa today. DC briefed the role and responsibilities
of AROs and Sector Magistrate and urged them to maintain proper coordination during
the day of poll.
General Observer Surender Kumar suggested the Sector Magistrate to take note of the
critical, Hyper sensitive and sensitive polling stations of their jurisdiction and
make physical verification to these polling stations and also to ensure that whether
polling team reached their respective polling station and if so, asked them to check
the polling materials to see that everything is proper in all respect. He also sought
to give a message from sector magistrate of each & every polling stations that “Mock
Poll was carried out and voting began” during polling day. It is also to ensure that
the polling team left their respective polling station after completion of polling
process i.e. after 5 pm. The Sector magistrate and AROs were also asked to return
back after dispatch of all polling team.
SP, Apang Tamut briefed on the entire communication and deployment plan of security
personnel as per the report critical, hyper sensitive, sensitive and normal polling
EAC (Eln.) Dochoro Lama informed that 163 polling team already moved to their respective
polling stations and 4 team to move by tomorrow. DIPRO
SEPPA, Apr 7: The DEO cum RO 12-Pakke Kessang (ST) Assembly constituency clarified
that the withdrawal of Atum Welly, MLA candidate (BJP) from 12-Pakke Kessang(ST)
assembly constituency was accepted on verification of his authorization letter and
specimen signature submitted to RO, Seppa.
Reacting to the press release/news issued by Welly and published in this daily on
March 29, the RO said that the press statement was baseless since the RO had followed
all rules/directives of Election Commission in this regard, according to a release
issued by East Kameng DEO.
DEO seeks cooperation of political parties
AALO, Apr 07: The West Siang District Election Officer M K Sahoo called a meeting
with candidates/representatives of various political parties in presence of election
observers at Conference Hall of DC office on April 6.
While seeking cooperation from all parties, Sahoo laid stress on stopping the campaigning
trail 48 hrs before commencement of poll as per the ECI directives. No vehicle will
be used for transshipment of voter, he said. The central election observers who were
present on the occasion also gave their useful tips and do and don’ts on the day
of poll. The Superintendent of Police Rajesh who is constantly monitoring the law
and order in the district also appealed the candidates and their agents to share
any information related to law and order problem in any part of the district. The
candidates and representatives of political parties also raised various issues to
be shared with DEO. DIPRO
Upper Subansiri readies for polling
DAPORIJO, Apr 07: In view of the approaching polling day on 9th April for the simultaneous
Parliamentary and Assembly elections and to maintain law and order in the area, night
patrolling and checking has been intensified in Dumporijo and Daporijo areas. Additional
forces have been deployed in Dumporijo area and round the clock patrolling and monitoring
has started and the situation is back to normal now, informed District Magistrate
Tahang Taggu (IAS).
Casting of votes through Postal Ballot for government employees on election duty
and polling duty in the 244 polling stations under the Upper Subansiri district saw
1598 votes being cast for the parliamentary elections and 1326 for Daporijo, Raga
and Dumporijo Assembly Constituencies on its last day.
The day also witnessed the distribution of EVMs and polling material for all the
polling stations and the movement of polling personnel to the polling stations so
as to reach the place well in time for the polling day. DIPRO
Polling personnel move for their polling stations to remote places
KHONSA, Apr 07: The polling personnel to remote polling stations have moved to their
respective polling stations today. All types of conveyances like buses, trucks, Tata
Mobiles, Gypsies and other vehicles are being used to transport the polling personnel.
However, many of them will have to walk on foot to reach their destinations. There
are a number of difficult places with steep climbs, especially in Lazu and Dadam
The polling personnel are enthusiastic about their poll duties. There were imparted
training on various facets of conducting the election smoothly. All the polling personnel
are accompanied by security forces in all the polling stations. The Nodal Officer,
Transport has to work very hard to arrange vehicles as there is shortage of vehicles.
Apart from resorting to requisition of government vehicles, private vehicles are
being hired. DIPRO
Casting of postal ballot
ITANAGAR, Apr 07: Casting of Postal ballots by Govt servants engaged in election
duties in 13-Itanagar, 14-Doimukh and 15-Sagalee from 4th to 7th April’14 concluded
today at Sidhartha Hall. Two number of Ballot Box have been sealed and shifted to
Strong Room in Sidhartha Hall by EAC H. Karga Nodal Officer Postal Ballot 13-Itanagar
in presence of DEO PapumPare under tight security. DIPRO Yupia
ICC DIPRO added: Till this evening, 420 postal ballot papers have been polled against
1- Arunachal West Parliamentary Constituency as well as 13th Itanagar (ST) Assembly
Constituency under 13th Itanagar. Further, 79 postal ballot papers have been dispatched
to various electors under 13th Itanagar Assembly Constituency to various districts
through the postal department under the supervision of Hento Karga, EAC cum Nodal
Officer Postal Ballot of 13th Itanagar in the presence of the DEO Papumpare Ashok
Kumar and RO Itanagar Mige Kamki.
More polling teams leave for Dambuk
ROING, Apr 07: 20 more Polling Teams for Dambuk and Hunli Sub-Divisions, 13 teams
falling under 42-Dambuk and 7 Teams falling under 43-Roing left for their destinations
today. The 13 polling stations of 42-Dambuk AC falling under Dambuk Sub-Division
is also not too good when surface communication is concerned as it is situated across
the Dibang river. The Polling teams have to cross the Dibang river through the country
boat which is not so safe as the water current is fast and turbulent during this
season of the year. The polling teams have to walk on foot for some distance in between
the rivers and cross some tributaries of the Dibang river by foot which is said to
be in hip high at present.
SEIZURE: Meanwhile, the Flying Squad along with Static Surveillance Team of Koronu
led by Olom Panggeng, CO Koronu seized a sum of Rs 2,67,500 from an INC party worker
commuting from Roing to Tezu yesterday. With this the total seizure of cash increased
to Rs 6,36,740 till April 6.
Dry Days: Being declared for three days beginning from two days before the poll
day as per the ECI Guidelines, the District Nodal Officer for Excise, K Zirdo, Superintenndent
(T & E) along with Sanjay Taram, Magistrate sealed all the wholesalers, wine shops
and beer bars in the district today. DIPROs
BJP accuses Chief Minister of misusing Govt. machinery
ITANAGAR, Apr 07: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Arunachal Pradesh unit today leveled
series of allegation against Chief Minister Nabam Tuki and State Election Commission.
Addressing the press persons at party headquarter state BJP President Tai Tagak
alleged that the CM bungalow has become important place to stash Congress money
and added that CM’s cavalcade is used to transfer money to various parts of state.
He also hinted tacit understanding between Congress and State Election Commission.
“Chief Electoral Officer C B Kumar was commissioner to CM two months prior to being
posted as chief electoral officer. Just before election huge exercise of transfer
and posting of officers were done across the state. These were done at the behest
of CM,” said Tagak. He further added, “Money is being carried out to various parts
of state whenever CM travels in chopper. Massive amount of money is being withdrawn
from banks of Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Tezpur and Lakhimpur. This money is directly taken
to CM bungalow and from there distributed to rest of the state.” Those vehicles
belonging to ruling party leaders are allowed to move freely while opposition candidate’s
vehicles are thoroughly searched by flying squad member. “We have written to chief
electoral officer in this regard” said BJP President.
The party, meanwhile, said that it has submitted an audio CD in a local dialect along
with memorandum to the CEO in favour of its claim which was reportedly returned
back by the CEO. “It is very unfortunate that the CEO, instead of appointing a neutral
person to translate the local dialect recorded in the CD into either in Hindi or
English, has returned the same asking the Party to submit the translated version
of conversation recorded in the CD”, Tagak said. It is nothing but a delaying tactics
to take any action against our complaint, Tagak lamented.
While expressing deep concern over recovery of Rs1.85 crore at Yazali from the vehicle
of INC candidate of 16 Yachuli assembly constituency, BJP President Tagak urged election
commission to disqualify the said candidate and added that party is ready to provide
proof to the election commission in this regard.
BJP president further stated that despite repeated complaints regarding misuse of
govt. machinery and flow of money in the state, the election commission has failed
to take any action in this regard.
“Dissolving of assembly 6 months prior to actual date of election itself was conspiracy
against people of state. If election commission fails to take action despite so many
complaints lodged by us, then young Arunachalee citizen will lose faith on them and
will think that they are part of conspiracy hatched by state government,” said Tai
Tagak also claimed that all the Arunachalee students selected for vocational training
in various parts of country in the name of job mela are not allowed to come back
to participate in election process after state government issued instruction to the
respective institute not to grant leave to them. BJP also took exception to the tactics
of Congress party to communalize the speech of its prime ministerial candidate Narendra
Modi. “Narendra Modi never issued threat to any person during his rally at IG Park.
In fact he shared his vision of development and had only warned that wrongdoing will
not be accepted. We strongly condemn such malicious act of trying to communalize
the issue,” said Tagak.
BJP manifesto released
Meanwhile, coinciding with releasing of party’s national manifesto for coming parliament
election, the state today BJP released its own manifesto for Arunachal assembly and
Lokh Sabha poll. Party promised to provide a strong, transparent, efficient, stable,
people-friendly and participatory Govt for all round development of the Himalayan
state if it comes to state’s power.
The manifesto promised to provide good governance and streamlining, strengthening
of entire administrative system in the State.
It also assured proper maintenance of law and order “taking due consideration of
both external and internal security threats on the land and its people”.
The BJP’s poll manifesto further promised devolution of full power to Panchayati
Raj Institutions and Municipalities, regularization of SSA teachers and NRHM employees,
establishment of SMART City Township with all modern facilities in east, west and
central Arunachal. The manifesto also promised that the BJP Govt will find favourable
solutions to the pending demands of state Govt employees including enhancement of
employees’ retirement age from 58 to 60 years.
Besides promising self-employment avenues for the women, it assured to redress the
acute accommodation problem being faced by the Govt employees by constructing new
Govt employees’ colonies in the state capital and district HQs.
It further assured the BJP govt will carry forward all developmental policy and programmes
initiated and launched during the previous BJP-led NDA regime under the visionary
leadership of Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
The party shall give focused attention on primary health care services and revamp
health care delivery system. The party, if voted to power, shall initiate priority
measures for establishment of All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) branches
and similar medical institutes of such repute in Arunachal. Seeking people’s support,
the manifesto pledged for “a better, secured and progressive Arunachal”.
BJP urged to refrain from leveling wild allegation
ITANAGAR: Apr 07: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) today urged the BJP
state unit to refrain from leveling wild allegations against the CM.
The BJP president today levelled wild, baseless and unauthenticated allegations
against the CLP leader and Chief Minister Nabam Tuki accusing him of bargaining a
deal to buy MLA besides using the CMO for clinching deals and distributing money,
the APCC Vice President Padi Hinda said adding that when the opposition BJP is exhausted
of its energy to face the ruling Congress, it has been levelling one after another
“Neither the CM’s motorcade nor the chopper carrying him is exempted from checking
by the election authorities. Such allegations have been levelled matching the time
of end of the campaign period to send a wrong message about the ruling Congress tactfully.”
The BJP should refrain from such wild allegation or else the APCC would be forced
to knock the door of justice to set the record straight, the release said.
It is time for people to think for a change for development: Moyong
PASIGHAT, Apr 07: The Bharatiya Janata Party of 38th Pasighat East Assembly Constituency
held its general election meeting at Pasighat yesterday.
While addressing the meeting attended by business community, public and party workers
at Pasighat market, BJP candidate of 38th Pasighat East Kaling Moyong said that
it is the time for the people of Pasighat to make a change to bring over all development
in the area.
While highlighting the present public grievances of 38th Pasighat Assembly constituency,
he said that the people of the area have been facing electricity problem since 10
years despite repeated assurance to short out the problem by political leaders.
He further said “We have sufficient water resources but there are no water to fill
even a bucket of water in Pasighat area.” The another factor for this water shortage
is that due to digging of ponds for amusement park and swimming pool at Pane Korong
our drinking water intake point has dried up. The people of Pasighat area particularly
who are using the Pane Korong water pipe line should ponder about it. In last election
some of the candidate had assured supply of 24 hours drinking water to every house
hold by tapping water from Siang River and other sources, but the drinking water
problem is still there.
He also pointed out dilapidated Pasighat township road, colony roads and Pasighat
to Rengging road and Pasighat to Yagrung road, defective recruitment policy in Govt
jobs, improper land allotment policy in Pasigaht, anomalies in disbursement of Arrears
of Assistant Teachers (A) and dilapidated law and order situation in an around
Pasighat township, He said the law and order has been deteriorating not because
of police inefficiency but because of interference of politics in the day to day
routine of police.
BJP candidate Moyong assured that he will definitely look into the electricity, drinking
water, and road problems and other issues on priority basis and also assured that
he will not allow to shift the present vegetable market to distance place like fish
market if he is elected from 38 Pasighat Assembly Constituency this time.
It is worth mentioning that Kaling being a grandson of one of the pioneers of Pasighat
area has a dream for better Pasighat and better tomorrow. But he lost his last assembly
election from NCP ticket. Moyong appealed to the people of Pasighat to support him
and vote for a change and development in the ensuing election and also urged the
people to stand united in the fight against nepotism and corruption in Pasighat area.
BJP MP candidate Tapir Gao said that there should be proper development in the Pasighat
area and the country. While briefing the corruption activities by UPA and Congress
led state government he said, Congress is a disease we should stop it and we need
to fight against corruption in the state.
Highlighting the recent Chinese intrusion in India Gao said “Our country is not safe
in the hand of Congress”. So to make our country strong and safe we should support
BJP in all fronts.
While appealing the public to support BJP in the ensuing election Gao said “Your
right decision and contribution on April 9 voting day will decide our development”.
Earlier, Retired Police Officer Tangyat Taggu expressed his displeasure on excessive
rise of price of essential commodities and appealed to the people to topple the
Congress government by supporting BJP.
Eastern Arunachal Democratic Youth President, Mongol Yomso said that the NaMo wave
has spread all over the country. BJP will come to power at the Centre and Arunachal,
Former Minister Tobar Jamoh expressed his displeasure over work order issued without
tender, exorbitant price of essential commodities, Education Policy, distribution
of unfit School uniform to students, dilapidated JNC hostel etc. He said that the
Congress government is pumping up numbers of assurances but they fail to materialize
Dist BJP President Daniel Mibang highlighted the deteriorating Pasighat township
road, signing of MoU/MoA on Hydro Power project in Siang belt by Congress government
without the consent of public.
He informed that the BJP wave is very strong in 38th Pasighat East Assembly Constituency
and appealed to the people to vote BJP for a change and bring development and also
to fulfill the other basic facilities which were neglected by the Congress government
during their tenure.
CM campaigns at Monigong and Yingkiong
ITANAGAR: Apr 07: Even as the first train rolled into the station at Borum near Naharlagun
today creating history in Arunachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki gave his best
effort to ensure victories in at least two more Assembly constituencies as well as
both the Lok Sabha seats.
On the last day of electioneering Tuki today campaigned for Congress nominees at
Monigong in West Siang and Yingkiong in Upper Siang districts. While seeking votes
for Takam Sanjoy (Arunachal West Parliamentary constituency) and new face Tori Ragyor
(Mechuka Assembly constituency) at Monigong bordering China, he sought support for
Ninong Ering (Arunachal East Parliamentary constituency) and Alo Libang (Tuting-Yingkiong
Assembly constituency) at Yingkiong.
At Monigong, an EAC administrative center, Tuki expressed full confidence on newcomer
Tori Ragyor, the Congress nominee from Mechuka Assembly constituency and appealed
the people to caste their vote in favour of Congress. He said that the Congress Party
with the consent of AICC President Sonia Gandhi had decided to field Ragyor as its
candidate from the constituency not without any reason.
“We select our candidates with utmost care. Ragyor is a capable young leader who
has shown promises to bring in development in the region that has been deprived of
its share for several years,” Tuki said.
While asserting that Congress is coming back to power in the state, he assured full
cooperation to Ragyor (if he elected) in ushering all round development of the constituency.
He said the focus of the government will be on communication in terms of roads, mobile
and satellite links besides other infrastructure.
Admitting the lack of development in Monigong area, the Chief Minister promised that
the Congress Government if voted back to power will make up for the lose in good
stead. In order to strengthen the party at the Center, he also sought support for
Lok Sabha nominee Takam Sanjoy.
“Congress is the mother of all political parties. It’s time we pay back to our mother,
so that she can take good care of us,” Tuki said in the second rally convened at
Yingkiong. Alo Libang, the Congress nominee, is seeking election for the second consecutive
term from the constituency. He faces the second longest serving Chief Minister Gegong
Apang in the battle of ballots.
Reiterating that with eleven legislators elected unopposed, Tuki assured that Congress
would reform the government and therefore needed support for rest of the nominees
including Libang for inclusive growth and welfare of the people of all districts
He appealed party workers not to get carried away by emotions or other factors, especially
maneuvered by the Opposition and stick to their party ideologies. He said it was
the responsibility of the party to ensure victory to Libang as well as the Arunachal
East Lok Sabha candidate Ninong Ering.
“We have been Congressmen since the very beginning. Let’s stay faithful and work
to strengthen the party and give a people-friendly government to the people,” he
beckoned summing up his election campaign for this General as well as Parliamentary
Electioneering came to halt this evening at 5 pm. The state would go for simultaneous
polls on Wednesday while counting of votes would take place along with rest of the
country on May 16. (Media Cell, APCC)
CS advocates for resumption of chopper service to Vijaynagar
CHANGLANG, Mar 07: Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi has strongly advocated for resuming
chopper service to Vijaynagar under Changlang district.
During his visit to Vijaynagar yesterday, Negi asked the Miao ADC to initiate action
through Changlang Deputy Commissioner for early resumption of helicopter service.
He also asked the ADC to initiate construction of civil helipad at the remote circle
While visiting the Primary Health Centre (PHC), which provides primary health care
services to about 4000 people of the area, Negi asked for posting of medical officer
regularly on rotational basis. The Chief Secretary suggested for imparting training
to local women for medical attendant for Vijaynagar health sub-center considering
the remoteness of the circle headquarter.
Giving priority to education, he directed the department concerned to post sufficient
teachers in school of the circle on rotational basis.
He also visited the Fair Price Shop and CPO and asked for placing indent of the required
PDS items well in advance to ensure sufficient allocation.
While encouraging agricultural activities in the area he asked the departments concerned
for posting of Agricultural Development Officer.
The CS also directed to initiate re-installation of the DG set which is lying defunct
for the last few years and also asked the department concerned for Junior Engineer
(power) on rotational basis.
In the meantime, casting of postal ballot by officers and officials on election duty
was completed yesterday. DIPRO
Nido murder accused remanded to judicial custody
NEW DELHI, Apr 07: A Delhi court today extended by 14 days the judicial custody of
four persons arrested in connection with the death of 19-year-old Arunachal Pradesh
student Nido Tania.
On expiry of their remand, accused Farman, Sunder Singh, Pawan and Sunny Uppal were
produced before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Pritam Singh, who remanded
them back in judicial custody till April 21, after the CBI did not seek their custodial
The case was transferred to CBI from Delhi Police for further investigation after
the victim's parents met Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and Congress vice-president
Rahul Gandhi, demanding speedy justice for Tania.
They had alleged police negligence in the case and also demanded action against the
The accused were apprehended after relatives of Tania, a BA first year student in
a private university, alleged that he had an altercation with some shopkeepers at
Lajpat Nagar market here on January 29 after they made fun of his hair style. Following
the altercation shopkeepers had allegedly thrashed him.
He was brought dead to AIIMS the next day.
The death of Tania, son of a Congress MLA, evoked angry reactions from people of
the northeast living in the national capital who alleged police had failed to protect
Police had booked all the four under Section 302 (murder) of IPC after the postmortem
report revealed that Tania died due to injuries to his head and face caused by a
Initially, police had on February 3 arrested three of the accused under the Scheduled
Castes and Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST) (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.
On February 10, police arrested Sunny and slapped murder charge on all the four accused.
Two minors who also allegedly assaulted Tania are facing an inquiry before the Juvenile
Justice Board here. PTI
Promises lack clarity and vision
RUKSIN, Apr 07: Campaign for the April nine assembly and parliamentary election
in Arunachal Pradesh came to an end today evening.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki, while addressing an election campaign here recently made
ritualistic promises for overall development of the area. He also assured a systematic
plan for creation of Special Economic Zone in East Siang by developing industries,
road connectivity and creating an investor-friendly atmosphere.
The 22-page election manifesto of the ruling party assures developmental initiatives
to boost up agriculture and allied sector, employment generation, women empowerment
and most importantly internal security in the state.
The BJP Yuva Marcha in Pasighat West has released a leaflet depicting a message to
the student communities on the present education scenario highlighting the achievement
of their MLA, Tangor Tapak, who is seeking re-election.
The BJP’s leaflet highlights some achievements made by Tapak in health sector but
it allegedly skips in highlighting the actual picture of health service in the area.
It claimed that X-Ray machine, pathological laboratory facilities are installed under
Regional Diagnostic Centre (RDC) in Ruksin Community Health Centre (CHC). But, the
locals alleged that the RDC sanctioned in Ruksin CHC is yet to be installed properly.
Inordinate delay in setting up modern health care machineries at the lone CHC is
forcing poor villagers to go to distant places for diagnosis and treatment of complex
ailments. The RDC machineries including X-Ray, Ultra- Sonography (USG) and Computerised
Tomography (CT) - scanning machines are lying unused in the CHC for years due to
lack of proper infrastructure.
They further allege that the MLA, who himself is a doctor and earlier served as Health
Minister has miserably failed to improve the healthcare facilities during his two
The CHC set up in 2003, is the only government hospital and First Referral Unit (FRU)
in the area, which caters to about 8000 people covering entire West Pasighat and
its adjoining areas.
BJP promises strong, visionary and progressive Govt.
ITANAGAR, Apr 07: Arunachal Pradesh unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) General
Secretary and Chief Spokesman Dominic Tadar has promised for a strong, visionary
and progressive government in the state, if the saffron party is voted to power.
Addressing a huge party rally at Tezu on March four, Dominic appealed to the people
to vote out ‘corrupt’ Congress and give BJP a chance for a changed and developed
Arunachal. He promised the people of a strong and visionary Govt. at the Centre as
well as at the state and appealed to the people of Tezu-Sunpura to cast their vote
in favour of party candidate Dr. Mohesh Chai and elect him in the ensuing election.
He categorically mentioned that Arunachal though a small state, is lucky to get the
coveted national general secretary post in BJP through Tapir Gao and it will be our
pride to get him elected at any cost and allow him to be a part of Modi brigade
at the Centre.
Addressing the rally, Dr. Chai highlighted the misdeeds of the previous Congress
legislator and Congress Govt. at Tezu and corruption at various departments in the
constituency. He committed to provide security, sufficient water and power supply,
rice to the poor at the minimum rate, bring uniformity in the rates of essential
commodity, finish long time gap between tribals and non-tribals and respect for all
Among others, former Ministers Khapriso Krong and Nakul Chai also addressed the rally.
Elaborate arrangement in place for smooth conduct of polls in Lohit
TEZU, Apr 07: In addition to Amir Khan’s symbolic hoardings of “jo aaj aapka vote
kharidega, woh kal aapko bechega’, the Lohit District Election Officer cum RO 2-East
Arunachal Parliamentary Constituency through its medium SVEEP has issued Voter Awareness
Slogans like ‘Voting is not only our right but it is also our moral duty’, ‘your
vote your strength’, ‘Everybody-young and old should vote’, ‘Your vote- the life
of democracy’ etc in the Tezu and all over Lohit District.
DEO/RO and SVEEP Tezu has made a conscious effort by dedicating a vehicle for Voters
Awareness Campaign, known as Jagriti Rath. The Vehicle which was flagged off from
DC Office, Tezu by DEO cum RO Dr. BM Mishra on 6th April had travelled to Demwe via
Tafragum and to Sunpura via Tezu market and 32 Mile.
As per scheduled programme, the Jagriti Rath ran from Chongkham to Namsai via Alubari
Sudanshu Paul, Publicity Operator and Helper Kellar Essi of DIPRO’s Office accompanied
the Jagriti Rath to announce different awareness messages for enhancing electoral
participation of voters.
Songs and dialogues were played for attracting voters’ interests in election voting.
All the preparations has been touched upon and the DEO/RO and SP along with all the
Government employees is all set to conduct the 9th April election as fair and peaceful
No stone is left unturned by the DEO/RO for successful conduct of the coming Parliamentary
and Assembly elections. All the staff and government employees who have been assigned
election duties at different level are assisting him in this regard.
As a continuation of series of activities to strictly enforce MCC, the DEO/RO has
directed all the FST and SST to gear up their patrolling activities with required
police forces from 7th April onward for round the clock duty at various vulnerable
locations at T-Junction Tezu Nala, T- Junction ALC Line, T-Junction Rockland, Army
TCP, Church Road Bridge Point and Digaru Bridge Point Tezu.
To ensure free and fair election, elaborate security arrangements has been chalked
out as preventive measures.
Extending the security arrangements, SP Tumme Amo has also directed OC of Police
Station Tezu to erect a temporary ‘Naka’ post at Forest Check Gate located near Hayuliang-Tafragam
tri-junction road to intercept all vehicular and pedestrian movements and to check
carrying of cash and illegal gift items for inducements of voters.
The Naka is functional from 6th April for round the clock duty and is manned with
Flying Squad Team and Static Surveillance Team.
Meanwhile, the period from 7th April to 10th April (i.e. 2 days before Polling Day/
the Polling Day/ the Day after Polling Day) has been declared as ‘DRY DAY’ in Lohit
All wine shops have been locked and sealed by Superintendent of Tax and Excise, Tezu,
In addition to all these, 14 Polling Stations will be equipped with web casting.
The polling in 14 polling stations, 4 in Tezu, 5 in Namsai, 2 in Chongkham and 3
in Lekang Constituencies.
Training for web casting has been imparted to 20 operators by NIC Staff at DC’s Office
Tezu. The Live Voting on the 14 Polling Stations will be made available at the official
Meanwhile Polling Team for Chongkham Assembly and Sioliang (under Tezu-Sunpura) has
been despatched from District Election Office today.
Total turn out of 630 voters has been reported for Postal Ballot in Tezu. DIPR
Mission to raise voters’ participation in East Siang
H K Roy, Pasighat
Soon after the announcement of Parliamentary and Assembly elections, the Deputy Commissioner
of East Siang has swung into action and had directed all the officers and officials
to leave no stone unturned to ensure a free, fair and absolutely error-free election
in the district. Apart from the normal general administration, now as District Election
Officer (DEO) she is overseeing all the aspects of the poll preparedness to ensure
that nothing was left unaddressed and unattended. Besides strengthening the election
machineries with numerous trainings through lectures and demonstrations, the eligible
voters of the district were also sensitized about the importance of exercising “Right
to Vote” by organizing mass ‘Pledge to Vote’ at all the major locations of the district
on 25th March, 2014. The unique initiative was launched by her under Systematic Voters
Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) programme with a mission to achieve
record voter turnout in the ensuing elections. Notably this mammoth exercise was
carried out across all the constituencies before the scheduled polls with the objective
of ensuring ‘Greater Participation for a Stronger Democracy’.
The country’s future lies in the hands of young voters but drawing new young voters
had always been the biggest challenge for the authority concerned. Stupendous efforts
were undertaken on voters’ registration and voters’ participations throughout the
district. Several electoral awareness campaigns were organized since the last year.
Recently on 25th March, an awareness rally was organized in Pasighat township followed
by pledge to vote, which was enthusiastically participated by people from all walks
of life. DEO personally had spearheaded a door to door and shop to shop awareness
campaign asking them to vote in the coming elections for healthy democracy. Randomizations
of polling personnel & EVMs and preparation for Web-Cast are magical powers of the
modern information technology. Initiative taken by the election office for pasting
of posters, hanging of banners and hoardings etc in all important locations and time
to time radio talks, informative advertisements in news dailies etc gradually put
indelible marks in the minds of the voters, is praiseworthy.
It may be inaccurate to deny that money power is simply absent in the ensuing elections
which politicians often use to develop captive vote banks. DEO, the watchdog for
60.8 thousand electors is using her potent weapon in fullest strength to provide
ground for us to choose the best leaders for our future. The cash and huge IMFLs
seized by Flying Squads during the last few days had touched 49 Lacs cash and unaccounted
bottles are the sweet fruits of her efforts. Media Certification and Monitoring Committee,
Video Surveillance Team, Expenditure Monitoring Committee etc have been formed and
pressed into service to check illegal or over budgeted expenditure or ‘Paid News’
etc. So many senior and experienced IAS/IRS officers as observers are closely monitoring
every development and tirelessly guiding in the election process to protect the democratic
right of the citizens. Unlike in the past, political parties have absolutely failed
to influence the commoners in distributing liquors, cash or gifts. They also failed
to mislead the voters with their attractive banners, posters, community feasts and
other offers. Electoral malpractices of different varieties can hardly be seen these
days when ECI has put mechanisms in place to ensure free, fair and peaceful poll.
Contesting candidates have to win the heart of the voters with their achievements,
missions and visions.
Under watchful eyes of DEO, the election department has presented several demonstrations
on voting process at various levels and places, and now a Mock Polling Station is
being opened this time in her office premises. Through participation in mock polling,
electors can learn more about the EVMs, as well as familiarize themselves with the
set-up of the polling station, and get to know about the proper voting procedures.
A hotline (18003453609) has also been launched to help the commoners. Adequate security
personnel have been deployed in nook and corners of the district and Sector Magistrates
and Micro Observers have been entrusted for each and every polling station to assist
the polling personnel on election duty for conduct of peaceful elections on April
9 in the district. Apart from these, MV checking has been intensified and adequate
security personnel have been deployed to tackle any eventuality. Responsibilities
of government employees have been multiplied and paper work has increased manifold
at all levels. The hardworking officers and officials work round the clock on a war
footing to keep all the things in readiness for 9th April. Salute to them who are
toiling day and night in preparations to complete the assigned gigantic national
tasks error-free and in transparent manner. They may be unnoticeable or outside the
screen but must be appreciated for their sincerity, dedication, skills and unparallel
contributions. They are just working and working and working. They do not have time
to attend personal problems or take meals timely or to spare time for family and
However, let us hope in such conducive and secured atmosphere, all responsible citizens
will definitely come out, participate and exercise their franchise without fear and
favor. East Siang is well and truly ready for the polls on 9th April. Let us enjoy
the biggest festival of democracy, which happens after five years.
This is in apropos to the news item published in your local daily dated 7th April,
under the headline “AEKSU SEEKS WELLY’s WITHDRAWAL DOCUMENT.”
It is to be clarified in the same regard that the documents and clarification sought
from DC-cum- DEO was being demanded by two of us personally on behalf of the students’
and public of 12th Pakke-Kessang Assembly Constituency as a bonafide citizen of the
concern constituency. It should not be misunderstood that whole team of AEKSU was
involved in seeking the information.
Vijay Tana Tara,
Asst. Gen. Secy. AEKSU
Humanity at display
Through your esteemed daily I would like to thank Smti. Techi Yami, W/o, Shri Techi
Lali, a resident of Karohi Colony(Sagalee) under Papum Pare District for returning
my wallet containing cash and important documents on the next day after I lost it.
I lost my wallet while returning from Seppa on 2nd April, 2014 while night journeying
through Sagalee- Pakke Kessang road. I realized that I lost my wallet while trying
to make payment at Car wash centre opposite MM Toyota Dealer near 6 Km Itanagar on
the morning of 3rd April, 2014. Having no clue to relocate the lost wallet, I blocked
my SBI ATM card through telephone and an FIR was drafted to be lodged at PS Itanagar
on the same day. In the mean time at around 11.05 AM an unknown call rung in my cell
and a lady on phone informed me about my purse being found somewhere at Sagalee area.
And she enquired how she could return the same to me. She handed over my wallet to
one of my relative, who was coming back to Itanagar from Seppa on 3rd April, 2014
through Pakke Kessang road. Later that lady turned out to be Smt. Techi Yami.
My wallet contained important documents like identity card, PAN card, SBI ATM, Driving
License along with cash of more than RS. 26,000/-. I was unlucky to lose my important
wallet on the night of 2nd April, 2014 and if any wrong man had found it they could
have misused my identity. But due to true benevolence human being in the form of
Smt. Techi Yami and Shri Techi Lali from Sagalee town my purse was returned safely.
Lastly, I along with my family members once again thank her and pray that almighty
God may shower best blessing for happy and luxurious life to her family for such
good deed. I request burme(sister) Techi Yami and Brother Techi Lali to please don't
hesitate to contact me for any kind of help if I could return throughout my entire
life to their family at Itanagar or anywhere else. And this could be an eye opener
to other fellow being to follow the path of humanity for peaceful co-existence. And
to sum-up with exclamations; if all human being behaves like Smti Techi Yami and
her family then this land will turn into a paradise or may become a heaven to live
Sinku Wada Bagang
Vivek Vihar, Itanagar.
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Change in course
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), widely tipped to form the next government, pledged
today to revise India's nuclear doctrine, whose central principle is that New Delhi
would not be first to use atomic weapons in a conflict. Unveiling its election manifesto,
the party gave no details, but sources involved in drafting the document said the
"no-first-use" policy introduced after India conducted a series of nuclear tests
in 1998 would be reconsidered.
India adopted no-first-use policy at a time when it was under pressure from punitive
embargoes by western nations for its nuclear tests, but since then it has been unofficially
accepted as a nuclear power. The United States struck a deal with New Delhi in 2008
to give it access to civilian nuclear technology as well as finance even while it
carried on with its weapon programme. The no-first-use policy was based on a principle
that India would retaliate so massively against a nuclear strike that an enemy would
not contemplate such a move in the first place. It will be interesting to see how
voters react to this move of BJP. It is believed that this approach has been adopted
by BJP to woo young voters who complaints about lack of strong response from union
government to the provocative activities of hostile neihgbour like China and Pakistan.