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Arunachal anti corruption crusader Sol Dodum walks 225 kms demanding clean water, good roads

Sol dodum, a resident of Seppa in Arunachal’s East kameng district walked a distance of 225 kms to Itanagar to force the authorities to take note of his demand for clean

Sol dodum, a resident of Seppa in Arunachal’s East kameng district walked a distance of 225 kms to Itanagar to force the authorities to take note of his demand for clean drinking water and good roads back in his home town.

Sol Dodum has become an overnight sensation in Arunachal for his mammoth effort of highlighting what he terms a people’s cause through non-violent means.

He began the foot march from Seppa on April 15 and reached Itanagar yesterday evening.

The social activist has now pledged to stage protest at the tennis court in the state capital till his demands are met.

After repeated complaints by him to the PHE department and the district deputy commissioner allegedly fell on deaf ears, Dodum decided to walk to Itanagar to make his voice heard.

Even an attack on him and lack of support from family did not dissuade the lone campaigner to backtrack.

Dodum who is accusing the local PHE and DC or corruption, has high hopes that Chief Minister Pema Khandu will address his concerns.

Despite the alleged life threats back in his home town Seppa, Dodum is determined to fight until his demand is met.

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Meanwhile, speaking exclusively to Northeast live, Dodum spoke about the circumstances that led him to launch his protest.

Dodum further said that he has faith in Chief Minister Pema Khandu’s leadership and hoped that the Chief Minister will address his concerns.

He vowed to stay put in Itanagar, staging a dharna (Protest) till his concerns are addressed.

First Published: 19th April, 2022 10:33 IST

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