24-hr West Pasighat bandh call in protest of DC’s transfer
RUKSIN, May 27: Opposing the state government’s move to transfer the East Siang Deputy
Commissioner Talem Tapok, Legong Bango Students’ Union (LBSU) in West-Pasighat has
reportedly submitted a petition/ representation to the state Chief Secretary and
appealed him to stay the transfer order.
The union, in protest of the DC’s transfer proposed 24-hour West-Pasighat area bandh
from May 30 morning.
States can reduce VAT on petrol
CHENNAI, May 27: Amid the mounting pressure for rollback of petrol price hike, Minister
of State in the PMOV Narayanasamy has said states could reduce the Value Added Tax
on petroleum products to provide relief to the people.
"The states can lower the VAT and that can help reduce the petrol price," he told
reporters at the airport here last night. PTI
DKYC places demands
ITANAGAR, May 27: Diso-Katu Youth Club has appealed to the state Govt to provide
Ambulance with sufficient doctors and medical staff at Bui health sub-centre and
Segi primary health centre under Segi-Gusar circle in Upper Subansiri district.
In a letter to Chief Minister, the Club said people of Segi-Gusar are facing various
health related problems due to non-posting of medical staff in both the health centres.
It also appealed to the Chief Minister to sanction fund for construction of boys’
and girls’ hostels at Segi Gusar circle headquarter and community hall and also
demanded erection of BSNL tower at Segi.
IFCSAP seeks action
ITANAGAR, May 27: Reacting to demolition of a Baptist Church built at community burial
ground at Pasighat GTC Colony, Indigenous Faith and Cultural Society of Arunachal
Pradesh said that the land where the church was built is being used as burial ground
for all community residing at J.N. College campus G.T.C. Colony, Tebo village, Raneghat
and adjoining areas since 1950.
“In view of the above fact, the act of Adi Baptist Union to construct church at such
public utility land without taking any proper permission/authorization from district
authority is illegal and the responsible person should be booked under appropriate
Law,” IFCSAP said in a release.
“Adi Baptist Union should have respected the general publics’ demand and the district
authority’s direction to dismantle the structure in the time provided to them,” the
ITANAGAR, May 27: As a part of its month-long campaign, Kassar Valley Welfare Organization
(KVWO) has conducted awareness campaign on wildlife and environment protection at
Richukrong in East Kameng on May 24. The campaign was sponsored by the environment
and forest department under CAMPA Cell.
Addressing the participants as resource person, Jomge Ete, KVWO project manager highlighted
the need of more such awareness campaign. He suggested plantation programme in bigger
way to save environment and forest.
DFO Gyamar Nima, Seppa RO T Nyamdar also called upon the panchayat leaders, gaon
burahs and villagers to cooperate with the department concerned for protection of
wildlife and environment.
Responding to the appeal of the Govt officers, the panchayat leaders and GBs decided
to act tough against the hunting, fishing and destruction of forest, the Organization
said. Large number of panchayat leaders and gaon burahs participated in the awareness
“Clean and Green Dapo”
ITANAGAR, May 27: Cleanliness drive and awareness campaign on cleanliness are gaining
momentum at Daporijo wherein denizens of Daporijo are witnessing regular social service
and cleanliness drive organized by various NGOs, Govt, Youth Organizations and public
to make Daporijo township green and clean.
A series of social service were conducted within Daporijo township during this month
by Urban Development, Bagang Abu Youth Welfare Society, All Upper Subansiri Youth
Federation, Loka Sabha Congress Committee Western Parliament, NSUI, ATYO and market
committee to keep the urban area clean and free from garbage.
Public comprising women, children, youth, panchayat leaders and other govt. employees
like doctors, engineers participated in the social service giving strong message
of cleanliness to the society.
Meanwhile, Bagang Abu Youth Welfare Society and All Upper Subansiri Youth Federation
with the theme “Clean Dapo, Green Dapo” took out a procession throughout the Daporijo
township covering 12 km (approx) shouting cleanliness slogans in order to make people
aware of the cleanliness in urban area and stop domestic swine and stray dog roam
at market place and the premises of govt office.
The procession was accompanied by UD Director H.Welly and Bagang Abu Youth Welfare
Society president Karda Natam.
They also discussed for exploring innovative ideas to keep the township clean.
Few days back, the district administration along with UD Department held a crucial
meeting involving people from all sections of the society to chalk out strategies
to make Daporijo neat and clean.
Open offices: Govt
Naharlagun, May 27: The government has declared the proposed 12 hours Capital bandh
on May 28 illegal. All the government offices would remain open and function as usual.
The government has directed all employees to attend office. DIPR
Women football player talent search
ITANAGAR, May 27: To promote and popularize Women’s football in Arunachal Pradesh,
the Arunachal Pradesh Football Association is conducting an 11 days talent search
cum coaching camp at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Naharlagun from June 10. Players are advised
to enrol their name at RG Stadium on or before June 8.
Nehru remembered on his death anniversary
ITANAGAR, May 27: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has observed the 48th
death anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan here today. Former
Chief Minister Gegong Apang paid floral tribute to the portrait of Nehruji on the
occasion. This was followed by other senior Congress leaders, office bearers of APCC
and its frontal wings.
The members present recalled the contributions of Nehru in the country’s freedom
struggle and his role as first Prime Minister of India. Describing him as an architect
of modern India, the speakers said Pandit Nehru laid the foundation of a strong and
united India in world perspective and promoted peace through the principles of Panchsheel
and non-aligned movement. Nehru’s love and affection for the indigenous people of
the state will always be remembered, they said.
Songs, as we know are very delicate elements of the human society that also act as
one of the most preferred tools providing better meanings, directions in a completely
unconventional way to various dimensions of our lives. To express love, friendship,
outrage, revolt; yes, songs have treaded into all of the possible spheres of the
human society; may be to provide a better platform of art and expression. Maybe.
You never know how a song might transform into.
Really obscure is my subject, but that is exactly why I am writing this letter. ‘Dite
mopang’ is actually the title of an Adi song that I happened to listen quite recently.
And to tell you the honest truth, it was close to one of the best moments to be listening
to the song.
The lyrics, as very pertinent to mention here, a marvel in itself, had been written
by Bodong Yirang. And quite oblivious to whom he is, I still express my gratitude
towards him for wonderfully executing a work of such brilliance. Never have I ever
encountered such beautiful words emanating from any song prior to that. Every single
word had such depth in it that following the very start up of the song, I was almost
completely lost into a trance.
And of course, the job isn’t done until a good tune is provided to the song to further
enhance the beauty of its words.To my great surprise, the tune too turned out to
be a great one outpouring vibes of supreme delight. Hard work indeed and I assume
a load of dedication must have brought to create such a great masterpiece out of
that song. The tune, every notation from the intro to the chorus has been so intelligently
composed that your heart melts and gives away to the song.
I am but just a normal guy who happened to come across this song, the one that had
regenerated an invigorated interest in me for our local songs, which undeniably are
souvenir to the beautiful art and culture of our state. And even while I wind up
here, I express again my heartfelt thanks to the entire team associated into making
such a beautiful song.
Mijong Ripuk, Tezu
Present work culture is not appreciable
Being an educated unemployed youth, I gained experience of visiting different offices
for petty works. In my opinion, most of the officers in almost every department are
not coming to office; even if they come, they do not maintain any timetable. It
seems they make offices as the place of timepass. They attend offices when they have
no any engagement.
When any individual visits their offices, the person has to wait for hours and hours
to meet the officers and finally wait never ends. The unfortunate and funny thing
is that if someone visits their homes/residences for urgent piece of work, the concern
officer will not hesitate to react very sharply by advising the visitor to come to
Officers generally do not attend office and they do not do any official works in
their home. Now question is where the public will go to get their work done. As per
law of the land, government officers are public servants. So, there duty is to serve
the public, not to challenge them.
Every time HoDs tell work seekers that they are going through financial crises and
no work order can be issued. But things that strike in my mind are where all those
government allocated funds disappear.
One thing, I learned through my experience, is that in Arunachal Pradesh government
employees are the top politicians and top businesspersons. Every contract work in
almost every department is run and controlled by government employees through their
own enterprise. Govt always talks about overcoming unemployment problems. If these
are the system, then how growing unemployment can be checked.
Therefore, I request every intellectual people to come forward against such system
because this is your Arunachal.
Former GS, RGUSU
Mega dams and rights
The last public hearing at Kaying was condemnable and it was frenzied act of the
government. Conducting the public hearing using draconian tactic creating hue and
cry is both condemnable and unlawful as per natural justice is concern. It seems
the Indian political theory of democratic system of governance is infected and contaminated
by the inhuman, un-socialist, un-republican, unlawful and undemocratic tendencies.
In spite of much agitation from public our Govt is obdurate to construct dam which
is unreasonable and illogic. Centre is compelling the state Govt by using a new ploy
by not allocating fund and forcing the state to explore the natural resources for
revenue is incongruous and discomfited. The former leaders in their tenure mortgaged
all the natural resources and, I am skeptical, that one of the leaders might sell
the whole state in wholesale rate.
If Centre is maintaining so much gusto to probe the Look East Policy then do away
with devastating doctrine of earning money at the outlay of people’s lives. If India
has so much delight of giving then do not give us Mega dams which we tribal can’t
digest but give us a union territory for the Adi and the rest smaller tribes of Arunachal
Union Territory is a big step to ensure the security which also will return the social
serenity, communal harmony, political and administrative tranquility and the satisfaction
of the inter-tribe cultural exchange of ethics towards a progressive sphere. We
are suffocated in this blanket state of prejudice, social discrimination, lawlessness,
alienation, vandalization, extortion on gun points, deprivation, and mal-treatment.
Arunachal, the most peaceful state of India has turn into a callous state where Tribal
right is endangered due to Mega Dam mission and sovereignty of enjoying all rights
has been mutilated by some.
Is India using the ethnic bigotry to purge the chinky populace? It is brooding inter
tribal clash and the destinations is the gun culture. To avert that holocaust we
need a new serene union Territory. I plead the smaller tribal fold to join hands
in this venture and our slogan is “Not Mega Dams but a Union Territory”.
Abysmal websites and SIC
It is really disheartening that many of state Govt’s official websites are in abysmal
condition in era of Internet and RTI. I attribute this disheartening condition to
intentional disregard and disobey to Section 4 of RTI Act by Public Authorities,
non use of power by State Information Commission vested under section 22(5) of RTI
Act 2005 and lack of understanding of RTI on part of citizen. The ultimate aim of
the RTI Act is that public should have access to most information of public authorities
without the use of the RTI laws. Section 4 of the RTI Act is an initial, but necessary
preclude to achievement of that objective. Section 4(1) and 4(2) of the RTI Act obligates
the public authorities to publish information Suo Motu. So under this Section it
is mandatory on the part of public authority to disclose the information voluntarily
through website or any other means.
Further Section 4(3) and 4(4) read with explanation given at the end of Section 4
obligated the public authority to open to citizen for inspection of the Suo Motu
disclosed information. So under this section citizens have statutory right to inspect
information hold by public authorities free of cost and without any requisition
or application as procedure needs for inspection under Section 6 of RTI Act are not
applicable in case.
Now question arise what if public authority deny citizens’ statutory right to inspection
under aforesaid mention section. Then one should straightaway make complaint to State
Information Commission under Section18 (1) (f) seeking invoking of power vested to
State Information Commission under Section 25(5) of RTI Act 2005. As under Section
25(5) State Information Commission has power to order public authorities to do sou
moto disclose of information without fail. But unfortunately our State Information
Commission itself is not exception to ‘Abysmal websites.’
So in this juncture the best remedy to ‘Abysmal Website’ is in the hand of citizen’s
itself i.e. using the citizen’s rights available in section 4(3) and 4(4) of RTI
Act 2005 even if it is against the commission. Let us not shy away from our right
and duty, more so, if we are affected by it, we should not hesitate to use our right.
RTI is our right, why not invoke it. Why one should suffer silently?
Now, let us hope that SIC of Arunachal Pradesh will take cognizance of various complaints
against govt. website in print Media and will instruct all public authorities of
our state to compliance with the provision of the RTI act from time to time, especially
Suo Motu disclosure under Section 4 of RTI Act. 2005.
All email and surface mails must be accompanied with contact numbers and full postal
address. Do keep writing but please make sure that letters are short and to the point.
Effective prevention of natural disasters is often possible and cost-effective, says
a World Bank report dealing with the economics of effective prevention.
Large natural disasters leave heavy economic footprints but ffective prevention and
preparedness will reduce the disaster risk and take the burden off.
The report predicts rising exposure to storms and earthquakes in the coming years
making Asia and Pacific regions most vulnerable to natural disasters. Going by the
report’s estimates, India will experience thrice the number of earthquakes by 2050.
This puts disaster management in the spotlight of future policy framework.
Disasters come with heavy economic loss, accompanied by even heavier burden of relief
and reconstruction. They have dealt a serious blow to many economies by widening
Traditionally, government spending on prevention is lower than relief spending. The
report underlines that creating institutions for disaster risk mitigation and preparedness
which employ early warning systems, effective information dissemination, incentives
to promote individual disaster prevention and smart infrastructures can significantly
decrease the costs in dealing with natural disasters.
The first policy implication is to make information available on hazards public and
accessible. Another aspect important for India is infrastructure.
National Disaster Management Authoity initial focus has shifted from the three Rs
-Relief, Recovery and Reconstruction – to - prevention, preparedness and mitigation.
Cost-effective measures of disaster management can be seamlessly merged with the
existing development policies.
State level Teachers’ orientation training camp
ITANAGAR, May 27: The 10 days state level teachers’ orientation training Camp for
the new and untrained teachers serving in the schools run under the Arunachal Shikha
Vikas Samiti (ASVS) in the various districts concluded here yesterday with a valedictory
function at Bharat Scouts & Guides State Training Centre, Polo Colony, Naharlagun.
Speaking on the occasion, Papum Pare DDSE Tana Tagu Tara called upon the teacher
trainees to keep up the very uncompromising identity of true spirit of a teacher
who are considered as the torch bearer of the society and nation.
Expressing concern over the growing poor performance of the students in the board’s
examinations and degrading human values in the younger generations, the DDSE sought
active cooperation from various organizations working in the field of education sector
to improve the students’ performance and instil moral value in them. He said that
the responsibilities of a teacher does not end in classroom activities. Rather they
have a great role to play off the classroom in moulding a child’s future.
The Vidya Bharati Akhil Bharatiya Shiksha Sansthan Northeast-in-Charge, U. Brahmaji
Rao, an eminent educationist and social worker explained the aims, objectives and
purposes of organizing the state level teachers orientation training camps every
year by the Samity. Highlighting the nation wide educational services of Vidya Bharati
Akhil Bharatiya Shiksha Sansthan in promoting an alternate model of education Rao
described the pivotal role a teacher can play in shaping the destiny of the nation
with the active involvement of the people.
Tai Tagak, one of the founding members of the Arunachal Shiksha Vikas Smiti lauded
the selfless and yeomen services rendered by the Arunachal Shiksha Vikas Samity through
their schools even in the most remote corner of the state.
The president, ASVS, Prof. Tamo Mibang in his presidential address congratulated
the trainees and management for the successful completion of the teachers orientation
training programme. He emphasized on the need to maintain dignity and professionalism
by teachers. The knowledge learnt in the training would be properly utilized.
Earlier the trainee teachers presented their group wise works and experiences in
the 10 days camp and explained their comparative views and experiences and expressed
confidence in reaching out to the children.
Govt hints at strong mechanism to check revenue leakage
DUMPORIJO/RAGA, May 27: Arunachal Pradesh Govt. has envisage strong mechanism to
check revenue leakage in a move to improve the financial status of the state.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki after laying the foundation stone for ADC headquarter at
Dumporijo on Saturday said that in addition to central assistance such as SPA, the
revenues earned from taxes such as water and electricity bills, revenue from land,
mines and minerals would stabilize the financial position of the state.
Tuki stated that the Arunachal Pradesh has no resources of its own and solely depends
on the Centre. “Revenues collected from the public would be properly utilized for
the developmental work,” he said in a confident note.
“Arunachal Pradesh is one of the few states where everything is free. People should
understand their responsibility as a good citizen and pay regular taxes in the form
of electricity/water bills, land revenue etc which again will be used for their own
good”, he added.
While discouraging illegal tapping of electricity, he said such practice leads to
revenue leakage. He firmly warned that the State government is coming up with a strong
mechanism to check pilferage of revenue especially on VAT.
While responding to a public memorandum on proper construction of town roads, Tuki
informed that concrete cement roads would be replaced to the existing roads in all
the district headquarters of the state. He also urged the people not to cramp the
road by constructing buildings/houses haphazardly so that the roads can be broadened
At Baririjo, the CM laid the foundation stone for the Sub Divisional Office, Hakte-Ripa
which was recently upgraded from a circle administrative headquarter. The Chief Minister
informed the gathering of a public grievance cell being evolved to check corruption
cases. He urged the public to tell the government through this Cell about such things
happening around them. Rajya Sabha MP and APCC President Mukut Mithi said the Upper
Subansiri district needs special attention from the government. Despite being important
part of the state, Upper Subansiri remains underdeveloped, he said. He, however,
urged the gathering to be patient while stating that development will surely reach
them under the leadership of Tuki.
Lok Sabha MP Takam Sanjoy while calling for communal harmony among the people of
Arunachal Pradesh said that stray incidents of individuals should not be construed
as the voice of the community as they do not represent the whole community. He also
called for coordinated efforts from each individual to make Arunachal Pradesh a better
At Raga today, Tuki inaugurated ADC headquarter and assured to provide adequate fund
for infrastructure development on the request of the local MLA Nido Pavitra. He
later handed over 10 lacs for the Boa-Simla fire victims.
Meanwhile, Chief mMnister Nabam Tuki, Rajya Sabha MP Mukut Mithi, Lok Sabha MP Takam
Sanjoy on reaching Raga visited the house of former MP late Ratan Tama and expressed
their deep sense of condolence and shared the grief with the bereaved family members.
Tuki announced construction of a multipurpose stadium in his name. Mithi, schoolmate
of the deceased also announced 15 lacs for the VKV School as a tribute to the departed
soul. The visiting dignitaries along with large number of public observed two minutes
silence for the departed soul. (CM’s media cell)
Govt mulling private sector corruption law
Arunachal Pradesh has offered "no comments" on the proposal
New Delhi, May 27: A move is afoot in the Government to make corruption in private
sector a penal offence with imprisonment up to seven years for the offenders.
The government has proposed to make bribery in private sector -- both giving and
accepting it -- a criminal offence by amending the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The draft Indian Penal Code (Amendments) Bill, 2011, circulated to States and Union
Territories by the Centre for their comments, would cover graft by an individual,
firm, society, trust, association of individuals, company, whether incorporated or
not, which undertakes any economic or financial or commercial activity.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had spoken on the issue of changing laws to make private
sector bribery a criminal offence at a conference of CBI and state anti-corruption
bureaus about seven months ago.
At present, there are no legal provisions to check graft in the private sector.
According to the draft law, whoever in the course of economic, financial or commercial
activity promises, offers or gives, directly or indirectly, any gratification, in
any capacity, for a private sector entity, for the person himself or for another
person shall be punishable.
Besides, it said, if somebody "solicits or accepts, directly or indirectly, any gratification
amounting to an undue advantage from any person, who directs or works, in any capacity,
for a private sector entity" shall also be punishable with imprisonment and fine
The Centre has asked all States and UT administrations to give their views on the
proposed amendments in the IPC.
Explaining the move, an official in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances
and Pensions under which the anti-graft agency CBI comes, said local police or any
other appropriate agency would be able to register a case and initiate probe against
an individual working in the private sector if the proposed amendments becomes law.
"However, the law and order enforcement agency would have to establish a quid pro
quo agreement or a deal between the offenders," the official said.
So far most of the states have either agreed to the proposal or suggested some changes
According to a Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) official, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka,
West Bengal, Punjab, Maharashtra, Assam, Haryana, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland,
Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tripura, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar
Haveli, Lakshawdeep and Delhi have agreed to the proposal.
Jammu and Kashmir, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Daman and Diu administrations have suggested
some changes in the proposal, he said, adding that Arunachal Pradesh has offered
"no comments" on the proposal.
According to Home Ministry official, views from Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh,
Odisha, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Puducherry have not been received so far.
Officials said the Government would also try to get opinions from industry bodies
including Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Associated
Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) and Confederation of Indian
Industry (CII) among others.
They said after getting comments from all States, UT administrations and other stakeholders,
the draft will be given a final shape and other modalities will be worked out before
sending it to the Parliament.
Recently, the Central Vigilance Commission has cited acts of alleged corruption based
on Transparency International India's assessment report on 'Implementation of Integrity
Pact (IP) in Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs). PTI
DC reprimands dept for slow progress
ANINI, May 27: The Dibang Valley Deputy Commissioner Abu Tayeng reacting to an unsatisfactory
report in implementation of the projects for defense utility, cautioned the department
concerned to carry out work effectively and asked the DPO to strictly monitor the
different projects in order to maintain quality and also to ensure completion of
work in time.
Tayeng was chairing the 8th District Level Monitoring Committee (DLMC) to review
progress and achievement made in implementation of various centrally sponsored schemes
under ACA, SPA, NEC, NLCPR, RIDF, BADP, PM package in Dibang Valley District on May
He warned the department concerned not to make any payment to contractors and suppliers
of the project carried out for defense utility without producing completion certificate
from the concerned defense personnel.
He also asked the concerned Circle Officers to monitor the different projects carried
out by executing agencies in their respective circle.
DPO cum DLMC member secretary C.W. Chautang urged the executing agencies for timely
implementation and completion of various schemes and also for timely submission of
Utilization Certificate. He also expressed his dissatisfaction over the absence of
officers of some of the department in this important meeting.
Anini ZPM, the lone public representative present in the meeting urged the executing
agencies to maintain transparency and sincerity while executing their works for larger
interest of the people.
The circle officers and executing agencies also spoke on the occasion.
The executing agencies expressed their problems while implementing the various schemes
and probable solutions were discussed in details.
The deputy commissioner along with DPO and concerned circle officer visited the Etalin
Circle to inspect the various projects carried out by DHPD and DRDA on May 26 and
They also visited the site and inspected the construction of tourist lodge at Malinye
by DHPD to know the exact position. DIPRO
SES foundation day
RWD to link Nafra: Waii
ITANAGAR, May 27: Sajolang Elite Society (SES) celebrated its 6th foundation day
on May 25 at Nafra.
Attending the celebration, Bameng MLA and Parliamentary Secretary Kumar Waii highlighted
the various developmental activities being initiated by him for Lada circle. He announced
Rs. One crore for construction of link road at Nafra town under Rural Works Department.
Waii also handed over an ambulance donated by Oil India Limited to Nafra Primary
Centre on the occasion.
Former MP Kiren Rijiju had pursued the OIL for donating an ambulance while he was
in the post of Principal Advisor to Chief Minister. Earlier, SES president Aju Khonjuju,
highlighted the various activities carried out by the Society for all round development
of the community since its inception.
Former minister Japu Deru, former MLA Rinchin Kharu, Zilla Parisad Chairperson Logyang
Rikong, Jerigaon ZPM Leki Dongru, and SES General Secretary Johny Miji also spoke
on the function.
State BJP demands rollback in petrol prices, to take part in Bharat bandh
Itanagar, May 27: Supporting the National Democratic Alliance (NDA)’s call to observe
Bharat Bhandh on May 31 in protest against steep rise in petrol price, the Arunachal
Pradesh unit of Bharaitiya Janata Party (BJP) in a meeting today decided to take
part in the dawn to dusk bandh in the state.
The meeting chaired by State Vice President Padmeswari Jamoh and attended by the
party’s state Office Bearers, Frontal wings chiefs and senior leaders demanded immediate
rollback in petrol price.
Stating that the recently installed BJP govt in Goa had slashed Rs. 11 per litre
on petrol price within 15 days of its assuming office as per the words given to people,
the Party also urged the Congress Govt in Arunachal Pradesh to reduce the hike
in petrol price and fulfill the wishes of the people who voted them to power.
Such unprecedented hike in petrol prices by the present Congress led UPA government
at the Centre would trigger sharp rise in prices of all essential commodities which
would hit hard the poor and middle class, the party said and appealed to all the
non-Congress political parties in Arunachal Pradesh, civil society, organizations
and other organizations and forums to come forward to join and participate in the
Essential services, including ambulance, emergency electricity duty, water tanks,
milk vans would be exempted from the purview of the proposed bandh, it said.