NPF pulls out of Arunachal polls
Kohima, Sept 23: The Nagaland Peoples Front (NPF), which had decided to participate
in the Assembly polls in Arunachal Pradesh, scheduled on October 13, has pulled out
from the election scene of that state following the rejection of the Election Commission.
Though the state government was silent on the issue, All Arunachal Pradesh Students
Union has been vehemently opposing the move of the NPF.
According to a statement issued by secretary general of NPF KG Kenye here today,
the decision of pulling out from Arunachal Pradesh election was taken by the Executive
Committee of the NPF after a threadbare discussion at its central office here yesterday
following the ECI not granting approval to the party to contest the coming election
in the state.
He said the decision had been necessitated following the delay of the ECI in approving
the change in nomenclature of the party from Nagaland Peoples Front to Naga Peoples
Front to contest Assembly elections in other parts of the North Eastern Region.
He also blamed the ECI on the issue and said the party had to withdraw because of
the ''ill-conceived motive'' of the Election Commission and paucity of time in filing
He further stressed that the withdrawal from the elections was not because the party
was demoralised or due to any threat. It revealed that the party had formally applied
for the change of nomenclature with the ECI during early August this year, but the
approval was not given till date. UNI
73 and still counting
ITANAGAR, Sept 23: 73 candidates have so far filed their nominations for the ensuing
Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly elections. With barely two days remaining
for the last day of filing of nominations.
Today 16 INC candidates, 8 BJP, 5 Trinamool Congress, 6 Nationalist Congress Party
and 2 from People’s party of Arunachal filed their nominations. Interestingly, two
candidates from Indian National Candidates filed their nominations from Changlang
North! All India Congress Committee had officially declared Tinghap Taiju as its
nominee. The final date for nomination is Sept 25. Scrutiny of Nomination is Sept
26 while the last date of withdrawal is Sept 29.
HAYULIANG: More than 300 polling personnel including Magistrates have attended the
first round of training. The Returning Officer of 45- Hayulaing (ST) AC C.S. Jeionow,
DC briefed about the latest Guidelines of ECI and asked them to perform their respective
duties with sincerity and dedication.
Being a remote Constituency some staffs may require to foot march of two days to
reach the allotted Polling Stations. This time elaborate arrangement have been kept
for smooth and fast communication Network by engaging special runners, WT Sets, Satellite
Phone and DSPT.
EVMs awareness campaign has also started from today. Resource person have been deputed
to places like Kibithoo, Hawai, Walong, Goiliang. Prior to this task, R.K. Borthakur,
ADC-Cum-Assistant Returning Officer, Hayuliang has briefed them about the EVM awareness
SEPPA: Meanwhile no major poll related incidents have been reported from the district.
Deputy Commissioner cum DEO Pige Ligu informed that the additional force would arrive
very soon for the smooth conduct of the election, reports DIPRO.
No. & Name Sl. No. Name of Party
of Assembly candidate Affiliation
Constituency filed Nomination
(1) (2) (3) (4)
4- Dirang (ST) 1 Phurpa Tsering PPA
5- Kalaktang (ST) 2 R. K. Khrimey NCP
3 Dr. L. Wangchuck
8- Bameng(ST) 4 Kumar Waii INC
9- Chayangtajo(ST) 5 Karya Bagang AITC
10-Seppa East (ST ) 6 Tame Phassang INC
11- Seppa West (ST) 7 Hari Natung INC
13- Itanagar (ST) 8 Lichi Legi BJP
9 Techi Necha AITC
10 Kipa Babu INC
14- Doimukh (ST) 11 Ngurang Pinch NCP
15- Sagalee (ST) 12 Tana Tagum Tara BJP
16- Yachuli (ST) 13 Jotam Toko Takam PPA
19- Nyapin (ST) 14 Tatar Kipa INC
15 Ajit Nacho BJP
23- Taliha (ST) 16 Punji Mara INC
17 Nyato Rigia AITC
24-Daporijo (ST) 18 Yari Dulom INC
19 Tapen Siga BJP
26- Dumporijo (ST) 20 Lompak Paksok BJP
29- Basar (ST) 21 Gojen Gadi INC
31- Along East (ST) 22 Jarkar Gamlin INC
23 Yomto Jini AITC
32- Rumgong (ST) 24 Tamiyo Taga BJP
35- Pangin (ST) 25 Tayam Siram BJP
36- Nari-Koyu (ST) 26 Kenyir Ringu NCP
38- Pasightat East (ST) 27 Kaling Moyong NCP
28 Bosiram Siram
41- Anini (ST) 29 Rajesh Tacho INC
43- Roing (ST) 30 Pomaya Mithi INC
47-Namsai (ST) 31 C. P. Namchoom AITC
48- Lekang (ST) 32 James Techi Tara NCP
50-Miao (ST) 33 Samchom Ngemu NCP
52- Changlang South (ST) 34 Phosum Khimhum INC
53-Changlang(North) 35 Thinghap Taiju INC
36 Marina Kenglang
58- Kanubari (ST) 37 Newlai Tingkhatra
Bikers ride to “preserve our green”
BOMDILA, Sept 23: When 27 Royal Enfield Bikers from six States roared in the streets
of Bomdila town, they were initially mistaken for an election bike rally organized
by some political outfit! Led by The Royal Enfield Riders of Meghalaya (RERAM) and
closely followed by other bikers from The Madras Bulls (Chennai), Jharkhand Riders
(Jharkhand), Eastern Bulls (Kolkatta), Rhino Riders (Assam) and The Arunachal Bullet
Club, the bikers reached today at Bomdila on a 1298 km bike expedition from Shillong
to Tawang. The team is led by Phang Warjri, President of RERAM.
They were felicitated by Arunachal Mountaineering & Adventure Sports Association
(AMASA) in a simple function held at Thubchog Gatseling Gompa, Bomdila.
AMASA President Tsering Wange welcomed each member by offering ‘Khata’ and wished
the expedition team all the success in their adventurous pursuit. Reciprocating the
hospitability, the expedition team leader Warjri thanked AMASA members and presented
a RERAM Flag, an exclusive from the members of Royal Enfield Bikers of India.
The Royal Enfield Bike Expedition is being organized to enlighten the people on the
importance of preserving the virgin forests and the rich culture of the State.
They have chosen Arunachal Pradesh as the destination in order to keep up with this
year’s theme ‘Ride to preserve our green’. Adventure and tourism were the other two
main attractions for the member bikers coming from six different States of India.
APYC GS resigns
ITANAGAR, Sept 23: Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress, General Secretary Mongol Yomso
resigned from the party. Yomso in his resignation letter to APCC said, “I have served
in the youth Congress for more than 10 years but now I have lost my trust in the
leadership of Congress party in the state as they do not uphold the integrity and
ideology of Congress party”.
He further said that the people of Arunachal Pradesh must realize that the time has
come to overthrow the corrupt Congress leaders and work together to elect new leadership
to form a new government in the state.
Indian National Congress (INC) Party in Arunachal Pradesh is not focusing on the
true concept of Congress ideologies and discipline, he said while adding that the
party in the state was propagating the personal interest sidelining many committed
party men and women.
AICC clears Raja’s name
ITANAGAR, Sept 23: Less than 72 hours remaining for the filing of nomination, the
All India Congress Committee has cleared the name of Balo Raja as its official nominee
for Palin-Chambang constituency.
APCC General Secretary T C Tok while talking to ATNS said that AICC conveyed the
information regarding nomination of Raja early this morning.
With the clearance of party candidate for Palin Chambang, Congress has declared its
nominees for all sixty seats.
BJP has announced the names of 24 candidates while Nationalist Congress Party declared
30 and Trinamool Congress 29.
Say no to money: ACF
ITANAGAR, Sept 23: Expressing grave concern over the role played by money in run
up to the Assembly election, Arunachal Christian Forum (ACF) has urged upon all sections
of the society to be vigilant and protect our democratic rights and values.
The general public should be aware of those who offer money for votes, the ACF in
a release said and added that anyone who takes money is selling oneself and in the
bargain they loses their democratic right to demand accountability from the elected
“Accepting money from such “merchants of democracy” encourages and perpetuates corruption,
the release said. Many developmental projects shown implemented only on paper is
due to money politics, the ACF said. He also urged upon the Christian community to
play a pivotal role and project itself as a community with a difference. It should
be guided by ideals other than the mere acquisition of power by any means. No one
should indulge in any form of violence or booth capturing, the release said.
The Forum also called upon the political parties to give commitment for equal treatment
to all citizens of the state.
Raja terms assault cowardice
ITANAGAR, Sept 23: MLA Balo Raja has reacted sharply to ransacking of Circle Office
in Palin and physical assault of officers and staff. Terming the incident cowardice
which deserves condemnation from all sections of society, he alleged that it was
handiwork of few politically vested interest people.
On Sept 19, a group is reported to have manhandled the Circle Officer and Observer
IAS officer Kapa Kholie and ransacked the office and Inspection Bungalow during an
Electoral Roll hearing. Raja further said that laptop belonging to Department of
relief and rehabilitation which was picked up during the skirmish should be returned.
Painting exhibition and seminar
ITANAGAR, Sept 23: Department of Art and Culture in collaboration with North East
Zone Cultural Centre organized a painting exhibition cum seminar at Bharat Scouts
and Guides Hostel, Naharlagun on September 22 and 23.
Commissioner, Cultural Affairs Y D Thongchi attended the inaugural function as Chief
Guest, while Director Art and Culture, Naharlagun M Bagra attended the closing function
as Chief Guest and distributed certificates to all the participants. Thongchi and
Bagra highlighted the importance of painting works and advised the students to become
eminent painters of the state.
Art and Culture, Deputy Director J Siram thanked the Director, NEZCC for sponsoring
Ledum INC office inaugurated
ITANAGAR, Sept 23: The Election Office of Indian National Congress was opened at
Ledum in 37 West Pasighat Constituency by Block Congress President Tasung Saroh yesterday.
Sitting MLA Omak Apang is the official Congress party candidate from the constituency.
Meanwhile many members from BJP Sahari Kendra have joined the hands of Congress to
strengthen the hands of the MLA Omak Apang and the Congress party.
Sille Oyan Sahari Kendra Vice president Azad Bori, President Sika Bamin Shakti Kendra
Obang Gao while leaders Bangsor Gamoh, Tameswar Padung, Tango Taloh, Tani Siram and
Tabuk Dupak and Tanom Ering joined Congress today.
ITANAGAR: BJP has said that Home Minister Jarbom Gamli is using SIC as a tool to
harass his opponent Bai Gadi. It said that Gadi is being harassed physically, mentality
besides tarnishing his image with fabricated allegations. The party said that let
law takes its own course of action if Gadi is involved in any illegal activities.
Ribia outlines future visions
ITANAGAR: At a public rally organized by the public, MLA Nani Ribia highlighted major
achievement during his tenure and placed his future visions for development of Ziro-Hapoli
constituency while adding that stability is the sole criterion to progress.
During the rally, he released manifesto for the ensuing assembly elections, white
paper on delimitation of Ziro-Hapoli Constituency, report on establishment of technical
and medical university and Talley Valley development board.
ITANAGAR: Oyan Youth Group today organized a cleanliness drive at Oyan, East Siang.
The youth group also cleared the garbage at the township in an effort to keep the
border town clean.
No surgery at Naharlagun General Hospital
ITANAGAR: Routine and emergency surgeries will be not be performed in General Hospital,
Naharlagun from 29 Sept to 7 Oct due to shifting of Operation Theater to the New
Block. Chief Medical Officer Dr.Moji Jini informed this today.
All the patients who were scheduled for Operation during the period mentioned are
being directed to visit the respective Out Patient Departments (OPDs) for re-scheduling
of their operations.
State campaign committee
ITANAGAR: Talo Mugli has been appointed as Chairman, Western Parliamentary Constituency
of state campaign committee, Indian National Congress Party for the forthcoming assembly
Tuki kicks off poll campaign
ITANAGAR: Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Nabam Tuki kicked
off Assembly election campaign amid huge gathering of INC senior leaders, panchayat
leaders, HGBs, GBs, party workers and general public at Sagalee today.
Tuki was elected unopposed in the last Assembly election while there will be multi-cornered
fight this time.
ATWS is moving in right direction
All Talo Welfare Society has decided to organize a platform speech on Sept 30 next
so that all contesting candidates spell out their policies and programs.
If I am not wrong, this is the Society which is moving in right direction. I wish
they make it happens. Who knows money politics may be played from backdoor by political
leaders to avoid platform speech, who want to siphon out people’s money by giving
false promises and without vision. If this Society leaders are truly great / honest
and taking their people (society) into confidence, they can surely make it happens.
This Society could be an example for taking initiative for platform discussion so
that deserving candidates get elected. It is also an indirect initiative for the
welfare of the state.
Like USA, in Arunachal Pradesh also a healthy democratic system would prevail during
election time with the initiative of the Society.
They should give stipulated time to each candidate to avoid arguments. Society should
not vote for that candidate who doesn’t come out for platform speech and should unitedly
This process can lead to elect less corrupt, educated and visionary leaders. Other
unions/ societies should also come out to guide the common people in this crucial
I hope all the responsible citizens will extend their support to the Society for
its noble initiative.