ITANAGAR, Mar 19: Three candidates including two INC and one independent have filed
their nominations for Assembly elections in the state today. There are : R T Khunjuju
(INC) from 7-Bomdila, Neelam Taram (Independent) from 16-Yachuli and CC Singpho (INC)
from 49-Bordumsa- Diyun, according to official sources.
For Lok Sabha elections, no nomination has been filed today up to 15 hrs in respect
of 1-Arunachal West and 2-Arunachal East Parliamentary Constituency, sources said.
Meanwhile, Ziro DIPRO, in a corrigendum today, said that it was wrongly informed
that Likha Saaya had filed nomination from 16-Yachuli constituency which was published
in this daily on March 19. In fact no nomination was filed from 16-Yachuli on 18th
March. The DIPRO deeply regretted the inconvenience caused.
Executive officers allowed to administer the swearing of affidavits
ITANAGAR, Mar 19: Election Commissioner of India (ECI) instructions mandate that
every candidate must submit affidavit sworn and administered by 1st class magistrate
or Notary public or oath commissioner. In Arunachal Pradesh till last year, the judiciary
was not separated from the executive who were ex-officio judicial magistrate also.
At present the placement of Judicial Magistrate first class in the districts is yet
to be completed, hence the candidates would be facing difficulties in getting these
affidavits sworn and also the state has neither the presence of Notary public nor
oath commissioner. Therefore, as per the advice of the Law and Judicial Department
of the State government the Election Commission of India initiated that the Commission
has no objection to allow the executive officer (ADC/SDO/EACs) to administer the
swearing of affidavits as judicial first class only for this purpose, according to
a release issued by Nodal Officer for CEO.
PPA announces poll candidates
ITANAGAR, Mar 19: People's Party of Arunachal (PPA) president Nikh Kamin announced
another phase of party candidates for State Legislative Assembly election.
According to its latest list of candidates declared today, Tadar Niglar will contest
from 19-Nyapin, Arun Namati from 54-Namsang, Tamat Gamoh from 38- Pasighat, Dr.
Ijum Padu from 31-Aalo East and Bida Taku from 48-Lekang.
Kamin also daclared Wangman Lowangcha as the party's candiadte for 2-Arunachal East
More than Rs 45 lakh seized so far for MCC violation
ITANAGAR, Mar 19: The Flying Squad and Static Surveillance Teams operating in the
State under Election Commission of India to control violation of Model Code of Conduct
today made seizure of cash Rs. 5,10,500, IMFL (750ML)- 415 Bottles, IMFL (375 ML)
- 68 Bottles, IMFL (180 ML) – 509 Bottles, Blanket 160 Nos, local Dao 13 Nos, beer
(656 ML) - 508 Bottles, Cane Beer-16 Nos, Beer (180 ML)-10 Bottles, Tea Leaves-104
Since the operation of MCC, cash and materials seized are : Cash- Rs.45,05,000, IMFL
(750 ML) - 4978 bottles, IMFL(375 ML) 297 bottles, IMFL(80 ML)- 1934 bottles, IMFL
(350 ML) - 10 bottles, IMFL(175 ML)- 67 bottles, Brandy (180 ML ) -336 bottles, Beer
(650 ML) -17046 bottles, Blanket 1651 Nos, CGI sheets -99, Local Dao -194 Nos, Mobile
Handset- 45 Nos, Opium-40 gms, Tea Leaves - 104 Kgs and Ganja 4 Kgs, have been seized
to ensure clean election in the State. DIPR
AAPSU holds peace meeting
ITANAGAR, Mar 19: A peace rally was yesterday held at Borum village with a motto
to promote peace and harmony. The rally was lead by AAPSU Convenor Tadar Kakum and
attended among other by Art & Culture Secretary (AAPSU) Riso Kyagung, Capital Complex
Kurung Kumey Students Union (CCKKSU) President Gida Akal, Dera Natung Govt. College
(D.N.G.C.) General Secretary Shri Tai Rohit and his executive members.
Rally was organized to bring peace following violence that broke out at Borum on
14th March, between local people and members of All Arunachal Pradesh Railway Loading
and Unloading Sramik Union (A.A.P.R.L.U.S.U.). On the occasion, AAPSU Convenor Tadar
Kakum appealed to the people to maintain peace and respect the fine fabric of society
and to go for inclusive development of the society. He further stated that division
in the society on basis of area, region, clan or tribe is threat to the society and
state. He further appealed the people to stand up against this social evil for prosperous
ECI DG visits Tezu
TEZU, Mar 19: Ashish Srivastava, Director General, Election Commission of India
(ECI) accompanied by S. Garg, Inspector General Arunachal Pradesh Police visited
Tezu today to assess and take stock of election related preparedness in the district.
Meanwhile, a meeting with Deputy Commissioner cum District Election Officer and Superintendent
of Police was convened at DC’s chamber to review and assess the electioneering process
in Lohit district in general and Tezu in particular.
During the meeting, first hand information on law and order situation, conduct of
MCC etc were evaluated by the Director General and the Inspector General.
Later, another meeting of Director General and Inspector General with local political
leaders was also convened at DC’s Conference Hall at Tezu today regarding peaceful
conduct of election in the area.
Meanwhile, 122 Bottles of IMFL from hotels and restaurants were seized in a surprise
raid conducted by Excise Officer with Liquor Monitoring Team. The raid was conducted
in 32 wine shops and in hotels in and around Tezu Township today.
Two wine shops and all Bonded Ware Houses were found to be installed with CCTVs in
and around their premises.
In addition to this, Flying Squads also seized two daos at TB Road and Demwe Road
at Tezu, today. DIPRO
K K DEO to take action against Govtofficials not attending election training
KOLORIANG, Mar 19: The first phase of training for two constituencies of Kurung
Kumey district namely Palin and Nyapin was completed today. However, attendance of
training at Nyapin was very low which has been viewed seriously by the Kurung Kumey
DEO. Due to this less attendance in the first phase training at Nyapin, the second
phase of training for Nyapin assembly constituency has been re- scheduled on March
27 at Nyapin and on 28th March at Sangram. However, the training schedule for 18
- Palin, 20 - Tali and 21 - Koloriang remains the same.
All govt Officials are required mandatorily to be present for these trainings at
their respective places of posting on the given dates and place. Non attendance of
these trainings would be viewed as non compliance of the order of the District Election
Officer and strict actions would be taken against the absentee officials. DIPRO
CMEO bans donation collection
ITANAGAR, Mar 19: The chief municipal executive officer (CMEO) Itanagar today banned
on selling of lotto, housie tickets and calendars and collection of donation by any
individual and organization in Capital Complex. In a press statement CMEO said that
few organizations and individual are indulging in such practices for financial profits.
Death condoled: Meanwhile all councilors, officers and staff of Itanagar Municipal
Council (IMC) have deeply mourned at death of former minister TC Teli who died on
14th March 2014. In its condolence message, CMEO said that void created by death
of Teli would be difficult to fill.
Association writes CS to discontinue APTET
ITANAGAR, Mar 19: All Arunachal Pradesh Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Assistant Teachers
Association (CEC) has requested the Chief Secretary to discontinue Arunachal Pradesh
Teachers Eligibility Test (APTET) especially for in-service SSA teachers saying that
it has closed the door for regularization of in-service SSA teachers. In its letter
to the chief secretary the association appealed to discontinue the APTET and give
preference to in-service SSA teachers in regularization.
Court intervention sought for land compensation
ITANAGAR, Mar 19: A writ petition has been filed in Gauhati High seeking court intervention
for disbursement of compensation to Trans-Arunachal highway affected people of nine
villages in East Kameng district. The petitioner also appealed the court that the
petition be heard along with the PIL filed earlier. On March 10 last, the court reportedly
listed the matter for further order “in the week commencing from 24th of April 2014
along with the application made by the intervener.”
2nd phase training for polling personnel held
YINGKIONG, Mar 19: Second phase of polling personnel and EVM training was conducted
in Tourist Hall here on March 17 last. Master Trainers Dr. K Dai, DMO and Starlie
Jamoh, EAC imparted the training. Training for women polling personnel was conducted
at the same place yesterday. Master Trainers Dr. Ahik Miyu, DTO and Dr. Karik Mize,
VO imparted the training. Around 70 lady polling personnel participated the training.
Prohibitory order: Meanwhile, Upper Siang District Magistrate Dr. Tariq Thomas in
exercise of powers conferred upon him under section 144 Cr. PC has prohibited opening
of IMFL/Beer Wholesaler & Retailers Shops before 1000 hours and after 1900 hours
and also restricted selling of IMFL above 6 bottles and one case of beer to an individual
in a day throughout the district till election process is over. Violators of this
order shall be prosecuted as per law. DIPRO
Personality development camp conducted
DAPORIJO, Mar 19: With the mission taught by Swami Vivekananda of ‘Man Making and
Nation Building’, the Vivekananda Kendra Arun Jyoti, Daporijo branch organized a
three days residential camp for youngsters of class VI to XI standard from March
10 at VKV Kuporijo.
Around 30 participants from various schools took part in the camp, which had lecture
sessions on character building, time management and development of an extrovert attitude
taught by invited resource persons. Activities like meditation, yogabyas and memory
capacity development were also conducted during the camp.
SFS College gets digital library
AALO, Mar 19: The SFS College located at Yeggo near Aalo town is the first college
in the state to get a digital library. This digital library was inaugurated by Rev.
Dr. Father George Panthanmackei, the new Provincial of MSFS, Northeast India province
much to the delight and applause of many Fathers, Sisters, Faculty Members and well
wishers who were present on the occasion recently.
Dr. George appreciated the college administration for extending such an advance and
modern facility to the students. With the digitization of the library, students will
get easy access to thousands of books of their choice available in the library. The
college located in the outskirt of Aalo town, away from din and bustle, hue and cry
to give a conducive atmosphere of higher learning, is growing year by year to give
modern amenities and outlook to give quality education to students.
EC directive to states on ‘dry days’ during polls
New Delhi, Mar 19: Seeking to check allurement of voters through alcohol, Election
Commission today asked state governments to declare 48 hours preceding elections
and the duration of the polling as 'dry days' in constituencies going for the nine-phased
Lok Sabha polls beginning April 7.
The same rule will apply for the assembly elections taking place simultaneously in
Arunachal Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim.
No liquor can be sold at shops or served in restaurants and hotels on May 16 also
when the counting of votes will take place, EC said.
In a directive sent to all state chief secretaries, the EC drew their attention to
Section 135 C of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 which provides that liquor
in any form cannot be sold, given or distributed at a hotel, eating house, tavern,
shop or any other place - public or private - within a polling area, "during the
period of forty-eight hours ending with the hour fixed for the conclusion of poll
for any election in the polling area".
The EC said storage of liquor by individuals will also be curtailed during the dry
It asked states to ensure that steps are taken to prohibit sale of liquor in adjoining
areas of the constituencies concerned so that there is no chance of smuggling. In
a separate directive to all the Chief Electoral Officers, the EC said the personnel
involved in the conduct of elections shoulder their duty in demanding circumstances.
"Therefore, the least that can be done is to treat them with propriety and to provide
for certain basic amenities," the poll body said. PTI
EC to keep tabs on poll ads in social media
New Delhi, Mar 19: With political parties using social networking sites such asTwitter
and Facebook in a big way for campaigning in Lok Sabha polls, Election Commission
has issued detailed guidelines for political advertisements on such platforms that
include obtaining certification for contents before putting them in public domain.
The Election Commission has also asked the social networking sites to maintain expenditure
incurred by the political parties and individual candidates on advertisements so
that they can be produced to the Commission when requested for.
In separate letters to major social networking sites yesterday, the Commission directed
them to ensure that contents displayed by them during the electoral process was not
"unlawful or malicious or violative of the model code of conduct".
It said the guidelines to the social media have been issued as part of the Commission's
broad efforts to address the problem of paid news.
All major political parties have been using the social networking sites as part of
their campaign strategy, particularly to woo the young voters. In the recent Delhi
Assembly polls, the Aam Aadmi Party had used Facebook and Twitter in a big way to
draw support for itself.
Director in Election Commission Dhirender Ojha said the directive of the Commission
will be applicable to a range of internet-based social media which include Twitter,
YouTube, Facebook and Wikipedia.
"We have told the social networking sites to take precertification from Media Certification
and Monitoring Committees at district and State levels," he said while addressing
a workshop on media's role in the electoral process.
He said it was part of Commission's efforts to address the problem of paid news.
The commission has already issued directions for providing details of social media
accounts by the candidates while filing their nominations.
Ojha said it was mandatory for political parties and individual candidates to keep
details of expenditure incurred on advertisement in social media.
He said the expenses will be accounted for in the total expenditure incurred by the
He said the guidelines for the social networking sites for political advertisements
have been finalised after a series of meetings with them by the Election Commission.
Speaking at the workshop, Delhi's Chief Electoral Officer Vijay Dev said the EC would
try its best to prevent candidates and political parties from "misusing" the social
media but at the same time maintained that it was not attempting to "throttle" the
Ojha said provisions of model code of conduct and related instructions of the Commission
will be applicable for content being posted on the internet, including social media
websites, by candidates and political parties.
He admitted that monitoring contents in the social media was an uphill task but asserted
that every effort will be made to maintain decorum in the campaign and ensure a level
playing field for all the candidates.
He said as servers of major social networking sites were in foreign countries, it
was difficult to even track the origin of the contents.
In the letter to social networking sites, the Commission said internet-based media
will have to carry out "active scrutiny" of the political advertisement before putting
them for public view."In case any unlawful content coming to the notice of the election
machinery and brought to the attention of the internet-based media, the same would
be removed forthwith," it said.
In an earlier directive, the Commission had said legal provisions relating to election
campaigning apply to social media in the same manner in which they apply to any other
form of election campaigning using any other media.
Dev said expenses on social media by candidates political and parties will be monitored
by the Commission and appropriate action would be taken against violators as per
law.He said the Commission had received two complaints regarding use of social media
in assembly polls in December last year.
Identifying paid news as a major challenge, he appealed to the media to exercise
"self imposed restrictions and discipline\" to address the problem.Ojha termed paid
news as a complex menace that \"circumvents\" election expenditure laws and vitiates
the electoral process. Dev said 54 cases of paid news were reported during the Delhi
Assembly polls last year. PTI
Srivastava reviews pollpreparedness in East Siang
PASIGHAT, Mar 19: The Director General, Election Commission of India, Ashish Srivastava
along with Inspector General of Police Satyendra Garg today visited Pasighat to observe
the ongoing preparations of the upcoming elections. He inspected all the office rooms
attached to election department.
Later in a meeting held at the DC's conference hall, the DG said "Don't leave any
stone unturned to conduct free, fair, error free and peaceful elections. He also
said that “Our motto should not be to harass any individual but check illegal practices
so that voters are not influenced by cash or kinds".
He exhorted the expenditure monitoring team to be extra vigilant and to do their
assigned job sincerely.
While identifying sensitive, hyper-sensitive and critical Polling Stations, he advised
the house to review and analyze past history.
The DEO Nidhi Srivastava briefed the visiting DG about the action taken so far by
the designated officers and police personnel. Polling personnel have thoroughly been
trained and master plans for communication, transportation and distribution and receiving
of polling materials etc have been finalized. Locally there will be 60 Micro Observers
of central government establishment and Strong Room has been set up inside the DC's
SP Devendar Arya, briefed on law and order situation and informed that security
personnel have been briefed to be impartial and not to show any leniency in containing
unlawful activities. Flying Squad and Static Surveillance teams made seizure of large
amount of money, IMFL, Beer and new mobile handsets etc and so far 1696 guns have
been deposited by the licensee owners. ILP and vehicle checking has been intensified
and good amounts have been realized as fine from the violators in the township. Arya
informed that there is no mobile connectivity in few polling stations fall under
Nari-Koyu and Boleng subdivisions, where VHF communication would be installed. He
informed that two companies of Central Para Military Forces are expected to arrive
soon at Pasighat to assist police administration. DIPRO
DEO holds second round of meeting with sector magistrates
AALO, Mar 19: In its second round of meeting with the Sector Magistrates, the West
Siang District Election Officer M K Sahoo has appealed all senior officers engaged
as Magistrates to ponder over election related works assigned to them as they have
key role to play in the smooth conduct of election in the district. He asked all
to assess basic facilities, road condition, network connectivity, vulnerability mapping
and other problems and send the detail report latest by 28th of March to work upon
those grey areas. They need to attend the training session with the Polling Personnel
on EVM handling as they will be provided spare EVM to help out the polling team in
Election exercises this time is enormous, he said and urged the officers to keep
themselves in readiness to meet the stiff challenges ahead.
Participating the discussion, the West Siang Superintendent of Police Rajesh Kumar
said that one guard and wireless set will be provided to each Sector Magistrate and
stressed on drawing a good communication plan locating places of network connection
to keep in touch with each other in case of problem to rush reinforcements. The Sector
Magistrate too shared their problems of their coverage areas. DIPRO
Curious case of check gates in Arunachal !
“My uncle was so delighted to learn that he was posted near police check gate along
Assam border,” says Roning (name changed), a student who lives with his uncle. His
uncle, a head constable in his late 50’s is almost in his last lap of service and
inching closer to superannuation.
Roning had never seen his uncle so excited, nor had he tried to decipher the reasons,
rather he quickly drew his own conclusion that posting at a check gate along the
border might be a “dream come true” for police personnel in their ennui service
life and onerous 24x7 stand by, stand down assignments.
Perhaps Roning uncle’s jubilation could be other reason; however, the fact, according
to police sources, is posting at check gate resuscitates lethargic police personnel.
They foresee new source of income while on duty at check gates, police sources added.
At a time when the state police personnel are on their toes to contain illegal activities,
ahead of Lok Sabha and Assembly Elections 2014, some of police personnel and government
officials deputed at Check Gates are charging rupees (taking cash) from illegal immigrants
who do not possess valid Inner Line Permit (ILP) to enter into Arunachal.
To validate the claim, this scribe himself had witnessed that check gate staffs are
brazenly charging Rs 100 from each immigrant who do not have ILP which encouraged
them to sneak into Arunachal’s territory.
The skeleton of “misdeeds” now tumbled out of Police’s department cupboard, as months
ago Inspector General of Police (Law and Order) Satyendra Garg in a press statement
on Jan 26 2014, clearly instructed SPs of all the districts to ensure that anybody
who is not a bonafide resident of Arunachal Pradesh must have a valid ILP to enter
the state and he also directed the check gate police staffs to ensure compliance
of ILP requirements. The IGP statement came after the police department decided to
launch intensive ILP checking drive throughout the state to stem influx.
Our state is gripped by the election fever (Lok Sabha & Assembly), there is a higher
possibility of proxy voters to sneak into Arunachal, in such a situation letting
the illegal immigrants into our own territory is like opening the ”hell gate” on
Indigenous people. The most of the proxy voters’ bear with local name however their
physical appearance is testimony that they are not belong to this land.
Meanwhile when enquired, it is revealed that some of the Check Gate staffs especially
police personnel are wittingly indulge in illegal activities out of deprivation
and frustrated service life.
According to a police officer (who don’t want to be named), inadequate facilities,
meager salary and deprivation of basic incentives could be the reason which encouraged
personnel to indulge in such activities and to sustain their family. “We hardly get
Rs 125 as honorarium in a month, instead of fixed TA/DA whereas our duty is onerous”
said a constable from Special Branch.
“It may be true, few personnel take money from the people who indulge in illegal
activities, but to reform such practices, the government and the home department
must look into the factors which forced them into such things” observed a police
The much vaunted installation of CCTV cameras at all strategic locations including
the Check Gates in the state would certainly minimize such nexus; otherwise it would
be “too little and too late” as the railway is going to be operational soon.
The soldier guarding the countries frontline is emboldened with patriotism and love
for their motherland, likewise whatever could be the reasons for their indulgences,
the police personnel and government officials at Check Gates must realize that fate
of Arunachal is in their hand.
67 detonators seized in Kurung Kumey
KOLORIANG, Mar 19: Maintaining the momentum of the drive undertaken to enforce the
prohibitory orders under the Model Code of Conduct, the Flying Squad deployed in
Kurung Kumey district has seized 67 number of detonators at Koloriang. Meanwhile,
the DEO has expressed great concern over carrying of detonators by people.
Total cash amount of Seventeen lakhs forty six thousand and six hundred have been
seized till date along with a .32 mm revolver with 17 live ammunition, one SBBL gun,
eight local daos and two knives. DIPRO
Over Rs 5 lakhs, liquor seized in West Kameng
BOMDILA, Mar 19: Working round the clock, the Flying squads, SSTs, Magistrates and
Police in the district have seized good amount of cash and liquor the day before
at district headquarters Bomdila and Thrizino.
An amount of Rs. 2.60 lakhs from Bomdila and Rs. 2.50 lakh with ten Daos and 19 bottles
of illegal liquor from Thrizino were seized. The Town Magistrate Bomdila along with
the police also seized a Van, a Tata Mobile and two Motorcycles along with three
Mobile handsets, one Cheque book and 252 bottles of IMFL and Beer.
Meanwhile, RT Khunjuju (INC) filed his nomination in the RO’s office from 7-Bomdila
Assembly constituency this morning. DIPRO
Intensive motivational and skill training concludes
ITANAGAR, Mar 19: The fifteen days long residential Intensive Motivational and Skill
Training for Govt-sponsored trainees under ‘Making India Employable Educational Services’,
Gurgaon was concluded at residential training centre of Don Bosco Youth Centre (DBYC)
here today. The training was organized by DBYC in collaboration with MIE.
Attending the valedictory function, Capital Complex Deputy Commissioner Mige Kamki
spoke at length about the skill training and job placement programme which is an
ambitious project initiated by the government.
“Your being here today is a clear product of the job melas the administration has
organized in the past few months and you are happy beneficiaries of the same”, said
Kamki and exhorted the students to go ahead to technical training and placement with
confidence and grit.
“Always tell yourself that the job you get is the best and you are the best candidate
for that job”, Kamki motivated and called on the trainees to be mentally prepared
to move out of the comfort zone of the home and earn a living through hard work.
Earlier during the day, Fr. C. D. Mathai, Parish Priest, Catholic Church, Itanagar
disclosed that DBYC has so far been part of mobilizing, training and sending over
600 youth to various VTPs in the past two years and expressed satisfaction over the
way lives have been changed through this unique intervention. Fr. Mathai also expressed
gratitude to the Government and the various companies that have placed confidence
in DBYC and its capability in imparting life-skills to young people.
Dr. V. N. Sharma, State Laison Officer for NSS, enthused the trainees to stand up
to the challenges of the training and consider themselves fortunate to get such opportunities.
Dr. Sharma caught the attention of all when he made the point: “Young people today
are not careless, but cared less; they are not useless, but used less”.
The trainees, resource persons, parents and guardians of trainees and other dignitaries
were present in the valedictory function.
The training which started on March 3 was a good mix of technical sessions on topics
such as Learning to Live and Work Together, Work Ethics, Values, Dealing with Hurt
and Anger, Addictive Habits, Problems Faced by Young People, Being a North Easterner
outside North East and practical sessions on Written and Spoken English, Interview
Handling, CV Preparation, Pubic Speaking and Group Activity. The sixty six candidates
who completed the training at DBYC is all set to leave for Guwahati and New Delhi
and will take up training in Information Technology, BPO, Beauty, Retail and Hospitality
at Making India Employable, Educational Services Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon.
Upper Subansiri DM issues a series of executive order for peaceful election process
Daporijo, Mar 19: In view of conducting the forthcoming Lok Sabha and Legislative
Assembly Elections 2014 peacefully in the Upper Subansiri district and maintaining
law and order and peace in Daporijo town, the District Magistrate Tahang Taggu has
passed orders whereby the use loudspeakers is allowed only from 9 am onwards till
8 pm in the district, with prior permission from the authority and with immediate
effect till the completion of the election process. The DM has also notified Rijo
Ground, Daporijo as the place for conducting party meetings/rallies for all political
parties with intimation of the date and time of the meeting to the authorities. Rijo
ground, Daporijo has also been notified as the place for putting up of posters and
banners for all political parties. Putting up posters in any other place is restricted.
In another order, the District Magistrate has notified a set route for holding party
rallies in Daporijo town in order to regulate traffic movement and for the convenience
of the public.
In order to check the violation of the MCC, the SSTs and Flying Squads are actively
patrolling the district. Till date the team headed by Town Magistrate Dr. Dana Una
has seized 55 bottles of IMFL, 6 cases of beer and a SBL gun.
Meanwhile, the Department of Tax and Excise along with police personnel in a raid
conducted today, seized 113 bottles of beer and 107 bottles of IMFL from the shops
in Daporijo and Dumporijo area which were selling liquor without license. The Department
also sealed 5 retail wine shops and 1 liquor wholesaler for non compliance of rules
of compulsory installation of CCTV cameras in their premises. DIPRO
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi yesterday visited Ziro valley and addressed
a election rally. Much to the disappointment of people of Arunachal, Gandhi scion
had nothing new to offer to the populace of state. Instead of outlaying vision of
his party and what they intend to do for state, he made casual remark like; he would
like to settle at Ziro after "retirement." Though, it’s appreciable that he said
those words out of his excitement over visiting picturesque Ziro valley.
During his brief 16 minute speech Rahul Gandhi failed to address the concern of
ordinary Arunachalee. It’s a matter of great pride for Arunachal that national leaders
are making beeline to visit state but those leaders does not seem to have any real
agenda for Arunachal’s development. BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi
visited Pasighat last month to address election rally. His speech was also more of
rhetoric and short of vision for Arunachal. National leaders are welcome to visit
Arunachal to appeal votes for their party but they should not come here for vacation.
Arunachalee people are only interested to know the developmental agenda of their
parties and will not be swayed away by high profile national leaders.
---- Readers Forum ----
Why women make better leaders?
Aside from their gender, female leaders don't have much else in common. Some have
brought peace, progress & prosperity to troubled lands and region, while others have
strewn discontent. Some have been competent or brilliant, others inept or corrupt.
They might come from political party/ organization positions etc.
Points here are why Women Make Better Leaders-
· Traditionally, women are thought to be better than men when it comes to verbalizing
what they think.
· The ability to understand what others are feeling — to detect if they are overworked
or struggling — is a skill that “clearly contributes to effective leadership,”
· They have a vision (which they communicate to their team).
· Women look at problems differently. They make up half the population and reflect
the common public, consumer’s interests, dreams and desires of entire population.
· They know the best teams are made up of a different mixture of skills and backgrounds
which bring spark and innovation to the party/ organization.
· The ability to think for long-term and blessed with patience.
Also, it’s not entirely fair to identify all of these qualities as uniquely female.
Sure, there are bad women leaders and women who are ruthless and destructive, while
plenty of men are compassionate and inspiring. In general I am against gender stereotyping.
But I also believe that if we had more female leaders the world would be a better
A hard question arises “Have your female leaders been compassionate and nice, or
are they as likely as men to be either good or bad”? Let’s share and decide for
better Arunachal Pradesh!
Action Aid Society Arunachal
Woes of capital citizens
Through the column of your esteemed daily I would like to highlight those problems
frequently confronted by the residents of A and B Sector of Itanagar and would like
to seek clarification from the concerned authorities.
It’s been more than three months that residents of A and B Sectors are being fed
with water supply of merely 5-10 minutes in a week that hardly fill up 1 or 2 bucket.
Although a water tanker has been pressed into service, but, that too is only for
once in a week. It is not enough to quench the thirst of residents.
When there was merely a single water tank in Dariya Hill, we didn’t face any crisis.
But ever since big multi crore water supply projects came up at Poma River, the problem
has started. I being a concerned citizen would like to know from the concerned authorities,
the reasons behind it. And I being the conscious consumer would like to call upon
concern authority to justify monthly water bill that they collect every month for
10-12 buckets of water in a month. And what if, god forbids, there be the case of
fire mishap; is there not the danger to the life and property of the people?
Secondly, I wish to know from the concerned department/authority as to what is a
monthly allocation of ration items to each fair price shop/cooperatives, and the
number of ration cards issued to the consumers (BPL or APL) in capital complex. It
is learnt that a ration card holder is entitled to l0-15 kg of rice and 1 kg of sugar
in a month. Practically it is seen that ration supply of rice comes once in two months
and that of sugar once or twice in a year. And whenever supply comes, the cooperative
opens at 9.00 or 9.30 am and give ration only till 12 noon, saying that the supply
has exhausted, although there is still a long queue for their turn.
Thirdly, the power supply is no exception too; capital dwellers have to be content
with power supply of every alternate hour for months. Poor students write their examinations
without light by using candles. Now, the simultaneous election of Vidhan Sabha and
Lok Sabha having been declared for 9th April, 2014, the campaigning process is in
full swing. The poor power supply, especially during night time may create law and
order problem amongst the campaigning parties, which the concerned authority must
bear in mind and should find alternate way immediately.
Let us elect honest leader
Through the column of your esteemed daily I would like to share my view to the electors
of 14th Doimukh assembly constituency in a simple language regarding ensuing Parliament
and Assembly election. I would like to remind everyone that our constituency share
boundary with Assam. Therefore, we should elect the one who have intellectual knowledge,
farsighted vision for the public, understands the problem faced by people and who
has selfless character. We should elect the one who can solve the Assam-Arunachal
boundary problem once and for all.
We should not elect the one who entices us through money because if he is elected,
he will try his best to recover his incurred expenditure in election by licking away
all our public money as it is constantly being done by small leaders of the area.
Such leaders live only for self-interest and not for the interest of the people.
So, we should not elect such leader and we will not listen to middle persons who
introduce themselves as right and left hand of the candidate. They are solely a profit
maker. If their candidate is elected, they will take away all your share of benefit
like contractual work and other business avenues. They will make poor voter a good
scapegoat. They are human virus, be aware of them.
Let me ask people of 14th Doimukh assembly constituency. (1) Do you want your land
to be taken away from you by non-Arunachalees? (2) Do you want boundary problem to
be solved (3) Do you want to live in friendly manner with the people of Assam? (4)
Do you want your public money be licked away by greedy leader and its virus? And
lastly (v) Do you not want your area to get developed?
We shall make a promise that-
I) We will elect the right person who is capable leader, honest man and farsighted.
II) We shall not run after the person or candidate/s who lends us money for votes.
We should not elect greedy, incapable, inefficient, dishonest and illiterate leader.
III) We should not lose our mind in this election mania rather we should stick to
Therefore, let us be rationale while choosing the right leader
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