Itanagar, Nov. 1 (ANI): Nabam Tuki after taking over as the seventh chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh today in his first message to the citizens of the state assured to bring back normalcy as soon as possible taking views of all affected parties into consideration.
He assured that his government would respect all issue-based agitations by concerned organizations in a democratic manner and intervene to sort it out by taking the concerned organization into confidence.
In his message to the citizens of Arunachal Pradesh after taking over as the chief minister of the state, Tuki said: "There are several other problems and issues confronting various communities and districts across the state. We will take each one seriously in consultation with all stakeholders through confidence building measures. Resolving issues of huge magnitude needs time and patience. Therefore, I appeal all to bear with the Government and not lose patience at any cost."
"When issues can be sorted through dialogue, consultation and negotiation there should remain no scope for agitations, especially in the form of bandh calls. While saying that, I assure that my Government would respect all issue-based agitations by concerned organizations in a democratic manner and intervene to sort it out by taking the concerned organization into confidence," he added.
Apologising to the people of Arunachal Pradesh for the inconveniences caused due to internal matters of the Congress party, Tuki said: "I am aware that the moods of the people at the moment, owing to political undercurrents, are pensive. So many things have happened so fast in the past months that the very trust of the people on government and governance has been shaken very badly."
"Now that everything has been sorted out let's join the snapped thread of the path we were on and continue from where we left. Let's make this a new chapter in the history of Arunachal Pradesh and jointly write down the lines of development, love, peace and harmony," he added.
Tuki said that he would take over his new job as the chief minister of the state not only as a leader, but also as a friend and brother to all irrespective of tribe, caste, religion and gender as well as political affiliations.
"As I have been entrusted by the Congress High Command and my colleagues in the state government to lead the state from the front, I am obliged and accept the responsibility. I swear to give my heart and soul to the onerous job not only as a leader but as a friend and brother to all irrespective of tribe, caste, religion and gender as well as political affiliations," said Tuki.
"I am a firm believer in inclusive governance and participation of every community, every leader and every citizen of the state in the developmental and welfare initiatives. Together we can march ahead with guaranteed success," he added.
Tuki further said that Arunachal Pradesh is passing through a difficult phase since the death of former chief minister Dorjee Khandu.
"In him (Dorjee Khandu) the state lost a great visionary and I lost a very dear friend. Let's not waste time in other petty matters but work on the visions of late Khanduji. Personally, it would be my privilege to carry on his good work and I will feel eternally blessed to do so," he added.
Sending out a strong warning to mischief-mongers, Tuki said that his government will not tolerate such misadventures.
"On a stronger note, I would like to warn mischief-mongers, who are bent on creating communal rifts for vested interests, that my government will not tolerate such misadventures. The communal harmony and bonding between tribes of the state are unshakable since hundreds of years. Let's not shake it now, not in a civilized and educated world of today. I appeal to members of all indigenous communities not to be carried away by few vested interest people, who may make hard attempts to play the communal card," said Tuki.
"In the same breath, I also remind them that no government or security forces can prevent or defuse any such communal tension if the communities involved themselves do not take it head on. When majority of the citizens are together and united, the minority of ill-intent persons can never harm or even shake the communal harmony prevailing since ages," he added.
Tuki, the first chief minister from the Nyishi community, was sworn in by Governor General (retired) Joginder Jaswant Singh at a function here. (ANI)