Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections

Search:



The Web

India Abroad




Newsletters
Sign up today!

Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this article

Home > News > PTI

Mithi blames Centre, NSCN (I-M)

July 29, 2003 13:37 IST

In his first statement since crisis overtook his ministry, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Mukut Mithi has held the Centre, the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah) and some state politicians responsible for the state-of-affairs and said it would jeopardise national interest.

"There was a clear-cut nexus between politicians and the NSCN (I-M) in the bid to topple my government," Mithi said in Itanagar on Monday night, adding his government had written several letters to the Centre about how the extremist organisation was trying to spread its influence in his state.

"The nexus came to light after the recovery of a diary from two NSCN (I-M) cadres arrested here last year. They were sent by the NSCN (I-M) leadership with the objective of toppling my government on the plea of repealing the Arunachal Pradesh Control of Organised Crime Act enacted to check the activities of underground organisations," he said.

He also said that money from the NSCN (I-M) had played a vital role in the toppling game.

Mithi alleged that the Centre was taking everything very casually and had declined to send even a battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force to assist 'Operation Hurricane' to flush out NSCN (I-M) ultras from Arunachal Pradesh.

Asked what he would do now that most of his legislators had deserted him and joined former chief minister Gegong Apang, Mithi said that he would abide by the decision of Governor Vinod Pandey.


More reports from Arunachal Pradesh
© Copyright 2006 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.
Share your comments

Advertisement






Copyright © 2006 Rediff.com India Limited. All Rights Reserved.