Nominee slams Centre

Itanagar, March 20 : The Congress candidate for Arunachal West parliamentary constituency, Takam Sanjoy, today blamed the Centre’s “flip-flop” policies for the region’s woes.
He told reporters here today, “I must admit that our government at the Centre has been instrumental in developing the other parts of the country but has neglected the Northeast.” He said as a result, militants had gained ground.
He said the Northeast’s 50-year-old history of insurgency had badly hit development in the region.
Besides, the Congress governments at the Centre had been neglecting “a frontier state like Arunachal Pradesh” while distributing doles “till Prime Minister Manmohan announced a Rs 24-crore package for the all-round development of the state”.
He also said the people of the state that shared a border with China always lived in fear of aggression from the neighbouring country besides bearing the brunt of insurgency in Tirap and Changlang district that bordered Myanmar, Nagaland and Assam.
“Blame it on the flip-flop policy of the Centre in tackling security matters,” Sanjoy said.
He said militants had gained ground in the region because of the weak mechanism of the Centre and added that initiating development projects was the only way to bring the misguided youths back to the mainstream.
He promised to strive to solve the Chakma-Hajong issue if elected. “The Chakma and Hajong issue has been put on the backburner. But I will work earnestly to find a solution to the imbroglio by initiating a dialogue among the Centre, state government, Chakma leaders and the representatives of the All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union,” he added.