BJP Serves a Leadership Which Hates Decentralisation of Democratic Decision Making: Former Arunachal Pradesh CM Gegong Apang Tears Into Party in Resignation Letter
Apang also said, “Both the party and the Modi Sarkar are not addressing the real issues.”
Gegong Apang, former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister resigned from primary membership of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday, January 15.
In his resignation letter tendered to party president Amit Shah, Apang criticised the party for seeking power and ignoring democratic values.
“…The party is now a platform to seek power, it serves a leadership which hates decentralisation of democratic decision making and no longer believes that the party founded by, for and of the cadre is only seeking to capture power,” Apang said.
Apang also slammed the BJP for not properly investigating the suicide of Kalikho Pul, even as he called them out for using “every dirty trick of the trade” to make Late Pul the state chief minister despite not being able to win votes in the 2014 assembly elections.
Finally, concluding his letter, Apang also criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not addressing the “real issues” affecting the people of the state. He said, “From issues like grass-root delivery of government schemes to matters like Naga peace talks, Chakma-Hajong issue, amendments of citizenship bill, telecommunications and real time digital connectivity to peaceful and cordial relation with neighbours like Bangladesh, Myanmar, and China, both the party and the Modi Sarkar are not addressing the real issues.”
Following his resignation, Apang clarified in a tweet that he would be focusing on “grassroot problems” in the state.
— Gegong Apang (@gegongapang) January 15, 2019