‘No campaigning till PRC issue finalized’

‘No campaigning till PRC issue finalized’

ITANAGAR, Oct 8: With the 2019 assembly polls approaching, the people of Lekang, the home constituency of Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, under the banner of ‘United People Movement of Lekang (UPMOL)’ resolved to not allow any political campaigning at Lekang until the ‘PRC issue’ was settled.

Claiming support of other organizations as well as the political parties, including ruling BJP and opposition Congress, the UPMOL maintained that the Namsai DMCC president Naina Mili Moran reportedly gave her undertaking not to conduct any political campaign at Lekang till PRC is granted (to those non-APSTs including Deoris, Mishings, Sonowal Kacharis residing in Lekang for years together).

The Lekang Block Congress president M Danggen has also signed a ‘declaration’ on PRC issue, endorsing the decision taken in the joint meeting held at Mahadevpur on Sept 30 last.

“All political parties have agreed to restrain from direct or indirect campaign in 48-Lekang constituency and also by and large entire Lekang people until and unless the PRC issue is resolved,” added Ratan Chetia, president of UPMOL.

It requires a mention here that former minister Bida Taku had in May this year appealed to the State Govt to issue permanent resident certificates and scheduled tribe certificates to the Deoris, Mishings, Sonowal Kacharis and other settlers who have been residing in Lekang constituency under Namsai district for over six decades.

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