ITANAGAR, Jul 16: The Boh Ramo Bokar (ADI) Elite Society on Sunday reiterated that Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism, P D Sona should clear his stand on the allegation of receiving Rs 4 crore from former Chief Minister late Kalikho Pul.
Citing the June 30 protest rally against Sona by the Mere Vichaar Aandolan Committee at Mechuka town, Society President, Jony Pinngam in a statement here said that the MLA should not undermine the voice of the public of Mechuka Sub-Division by keeping mum on the issue.
Claiming that the allegation of the Mechuka MLA being one of the prime accused has bought bad name to the entire Mechuka Sub-Division, the Society condemned Sona for his alleged involvement and strongly demanded him to clarify his stand within the next 10 days.
“If at all he had not collected the said amount as alleged by the MVAC or the family of late Pul, he should clarify instead of remaining silent”, the Society pointed. It also added that if Sona has received the amount, he should immediately return the same to its rightful owner and make a public apology.
Further, the Society said that if Sona fails to clarify on the accusations, he should immediately resign from the post of MLA on moral ground, failing which, the Society would launch democratic movements against him.
Meanwhile, when contacted, Sona refuted the allegation saying that there is not an iota of truth in the allegation, adding that he was ready for investigation.
“I already said it and I am saying it again that I am open to investigation, if any, as Rs 4 crore is not a small amount,” Sona added.