Political divide in Arunachal Pradesh as BJP opposes Rahul Gandhi’s visit amid development claims

ITANAGAR, Jan 19: Tensions rise in Arunachal Pradesh as the State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) strongly opposes Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s upcoming visit during the ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra.’

BJP spokesperson Dominic Tadar claims Gandhi’s presence could impede ongoing developmental activities, highlighting the neglect suffered by the state under the Congress government for the past 60 years.

Tadar urges Gandhi to explore rural regions, challenging the sincerity of his concern for the people. Notably, over 300 former Congress workers reportedly joined BJP on Friday, signaling a shift in political allegiance.

In response, Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president Nabam Tuki refutes BJP’s developmental claims, dismissing them as a “whitewash.”

Tuki, outlining the ‘Yatra’ strategy, calls for citizen participation to showcase solidarity and raises concerns about tribal, ethnic, and indigenous rights allegedly undermined by the BJP government. The political landscape remains charged as both parties vie for public support and perception.

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