BJP helds Congress responsible for unrest in N-E

Itanagar: The BJP today held the Congress responsible for the socio-political unrest in the Congress-ruled NE states, particularly Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Meghalaya.

Congress rule is synonymous with conflict and mis-governance party`s north east in-charge P Chandrasekhar Rao told a press conference here today while citing the infighting within the ruling Congress in Arunachal that has brought instability and halted all developmental activities.

Governance has totally collapsed, causing suffering for the common masses, while huge amounts of central funds had been diverted for funding political activities at the cost of development, Rao alleged.

He alleged that the ruling Congress failed to solve the imbroglio in Manipur where the bandh call to demand a Sadar Hills district has entered its 75th day. "There is acute shortage of essential commodities and the people of Manipur are paying skyrocketing prices for anything they buy", he pointed out.

The frequent infighting within the Congress in Meghalaya has made the Chief Minister?s seat a musical chair while the NCP, despite being a coalition partner of the Congress at the Centre, plays the role of opposition in that state, he added.

Senior BJP leader L K Advani is scheduled to visit Itanagar and Guwahati on October 20 as part of his Jan Chetna Yatra, BJP national general secretary Tapir Gao said.