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Arunachal CM asks people to reject money culture and clan-based politics before polls

First Published: 10th February, 2024 10:37 IST

In another big update, CM Khandu informed that the Sela tunnel is almost complete and can be inaugurated anytime after February 20

With Assembly elections fast approaching, Chief Minister Pema Khandu has appealed the people to say no to money-culture and clan-based politics. Khandu urged people to vote only on the basis of performance.

Speaking to media, Khandu said, “In the history of Arunachal Pradesh’s politics, only BJP has spoken out openly against the influence of money power in elections. I have appealed to the religious leaders to speak out against money culture during religious gatherings. There is a need to educate the people about this menace.Money culture and clan politics is not healthy for a democracy.”

He added that neutral agencies and educated people should come forward to guide their tribe.
Khandu also exuded confidence of a BJP grand show in the state.

“Bharatiya Janata Party is a party with a difference. The aim of the party is to serve the people.We don’t go into election mode just because elections are around the corner and the aim to serve the people will always be the motto of the BJP. We are confident that the people will vote us into power for the second time because of the work we have done,” he said.

Meanwhile, in a statement underscoring the political dynamics within the BJP, Khandu emphasized the significance of selecting the most suitable candidate to represent the party in the upcoming assembly elections. Speaking on the matter of ticket allocation, Khandu highlighted the pivotal role of the BJP Parliamentary Board, the highest authority within the party, in making the decision.

In another big update, CM Khandu informed that the Sela tunnel is almost complete and can be inaugurated anytime after February 20.

Khandu said, “I have recently been to Tawang to check on the status of the under-construction Sela Tunnel. The tunnel is almost complete, the Director General of Border Roads will be in Arunachal on February 11 and we have a meeting on February 12. Hopefully after February 20, anyday it can be inaugurated. The specific date has not been fixed till now.”

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