Arunachal BJP Implodes: A Week After Modi’s Visit, 54 Party Members Engaged in ‘Mission Modi’ Campaign Quit
In March, around 20 party leaders in the state including general secretary Jarpum Gamlin and 8 MLAs had also resigned.
At least 54 active workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Arunachal Pradesh reportedly quit the party to join Congress, shortly before the Lok Sabha polls.
Per a report in Northeast Now, active workers engaged in the party’s ‘Mission Modi again Prime Minister (MMAPM)’ programme including office-bearers of MMAPM led by East Siang district president Gumin Tayeng, Siang district president Yayam Taki, Upper Siang district president Atop Tayeng and LDV district president Rajiv Lego quit the saffron party.
23 workers from East Siang, 10 of Siang, 6 of Upper Siang and 15 of Lower Dibang valley districts joined the Congress, the report added.
“The state BJP president and district level leaders are not maintaining any coordination with the workers engaged for MMAPM campaign. Our problems were going unheard by the BJP leaders, which were causing frustration among our trained workers,” East Siang BJP spokesperson (MMAPM), Anar Tayeng told NeNow.
Besides this, the workers also reportedly complained of nepotism and dictatorial conduct of the BJP state unit president Tapir Gao.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had held a poll rally in the state on April 3.
Earlier in March, Jarpum Gamlin, the general secretary of the BJP’s state unit had quit the party upon being denied a ticket to contest the Assembly elections from Liromba seat. Around the same time, 20 other leaders, including 8 MLAs had also resigned from the party.