Arunachal Pradesh Governor Jyoti Prashad Rajkhowa has said he will soon recommend certain cases in the state for probe by either CBI or NIA.
“Specific cases would be directed to be sent to NIA and CBI at the earliest,” the governor told representatives of Jan Andholan Committee and People’s Party of Arunachal who called on him at Raj Bhavan yesterday.
“Necessary action is being initiated against the officials responsible for the derailing of the administration and break down of law and order,” a Raj Bhawan release said today quoting the governor.
Referring to the President’s Rule, the governor said it “is only an emergency measure and a temporary phase. Sooner or later, a democratically-elected government will be here”.
“However, until then, law and order has to be maintained effectively at all cost and we also have to ensure good governance and combat the corruption that has badly affected governance in the state,” he added.
Rajkhowa, meanwhile, said that the message had been given to security forces to maintain law and order while at the same time having a humane approach in dealing with the people.
The JAC members apprised the governor of their efforts to eradicate corruption in the state and the hurdles they have encountered in their endeavour.
Seeking the governor’s intervention for addressing the challenges facing the state, PPA President Kahfa Bengia said that the party deeply appreciates the imposition of President’s Rule in Arunachal Pradesh to check alleged anarchy.
He had added that they have great expectations of the governor, the release said.
The Centre had on January 26 brought Arunachal Pradesh under President’s rule and kept the Assembly under suspended animation after more than a month of political turmoil and in the midst of a raging battle in Supreme Court with the decision having come under strong attack from Congress and other parties.
Breakdown of governance, including law and order, and lock down of Assembly building were cited by the governor as being key reasons for the collapse of the constitutional machinery in Arunachal Pradesh as he sent a report to the Centre recommending President’s rule in the state.
The governor had further said reports indicated the involvement of ruling Congress through third parties with banned underground Naga outfit NSCN (Khaplang) for pressurising dissident MLAs.