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Arunachal political crisis deepens; minister accuses CM Gamlin for his abduction

New Delhi , Wed, 28 Sep 2011 ANI

New Delhi, Sep 28 (ANI): Arunachal Pradesh political crisis is deepening day by day and controversy over abduction of PHED and Social Welfare Minister Chowna Mein is not dying down, with the senior minister himself accusing Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin for resorting to such terror tactics to garner support in his favour.he entire political drama started with the kidnapping of an MLA near Arunachal CM's official bungalow on September 25th followed by kidnapping of the senior Cabinet Minister on September 26th evening.


Refuting the denial issued by Arunachal Pradesh Government spokesman Setong Sena over his abduction, Mein today claimed that he was, in fact, abducted at gunpoint on September 26 evening around 5.05pm.


Expressing surprise that the incident was termed by Sena as 'unfortunate, totally false, concocted and tailored', The senior minister said that he was in Niti Vihar area, returning after his daily evening walk around 5 pm, when three Scorpios appeared and a group of 5/6 people forcefully dragged him inside one of the vehicles


"I was abducted. At around 5.05pm I saw three vehicles coming and some of the boys inside the vehicles pointed at me. Before I could react they pushed me inside the vehicle and threatened to shoot me. The vehicles stopped at the back area of the CM's bungalow after crossing two security gates.


"When I was taken out of the vehicle forcefully I met MLA Jarkar Gamlin and demanded to meet Chief Minister Jarbom Gamlin," Mein said, adding that then he was taken inside.


On meeting the Chief Minister, Mein said he vehemently protested the way he was abducted despite being a senior minister.


"The CM expressed ignorance about the abduction, but I asked him why he has resorted to such kind of things. I am a senior party member and I asked him why I have been abducted in broad daylight. In turn, Gamlin asked for my support," Mein said.


The PHED minister further said that he had developed a fear psychosis after the incident and left for New Delhi immediately to apprise Congress high command of the entire situation.


Arunachal Pradesh is plunged into a political crisis with Chief Minister Gamlin's fate hanging in the balance as many ruling Congress legislators seek a change in leadership due to his dictatorial attitude.


A large section of Congress MLAs are in Delhi led by state congress APCC chief and PWD minister Nabam Tuki, demanding the removal of Gamlin.


The 60-member state assembly presently has 42 Congress members, 5 from the NCP, 5 from Trinamool, 4 from PPA, 3 from BJP, with one being an independent legislator. (ANI)


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