Saturday, October 24, 2009
He is set to become Chief Minister for second term once a formal nod is given by the party president.
The reasons (source -The Arunachal Times):
- The state has seen deteriorating law and order problem, nepotisms and corruption reaching its peak under his regime.
- His close affinity with the spiritual leader Dalai Lama and his cultural and social similarity and his deep concerned for the Tibetan cause.
- Highest rate of corruption especially in department of Hydropower and civil supply during his regime and
- Repeated Chinese claim during his regime.
Well, what do you think about their allegations?
The commotion at twin-township of capital complex, according to report appearing in today’s edition of The Arunachal Times, was resultant of the outcome of result for the candidature of Itanagar constituency. The supporters of losing party i.e., INC went on rampage threatening the shops at Naharlagun, Itanagar and Ganga to down their shutters moving in a group in about 10 vehicles. The reporter, who was witness to the entire mayhem at Akashdeep complex at Itanagar, put their act akin to the act of ‘Taliban’.
Group of people in around 10 vehicles zooms past market area and asks all the shops to close their shutters. In helter-skelter everybody close shops and run for the cover. Well, this is not the scene from any Hindi Movie; this was the scene at Akashdeep Market in central Itanagar on Friday.
Capital Complex police have arrested 7 people in this regard and all have been put behind the bar.
According to the police all the detained men are supporters of Indian National Congress (INC) and further investigation is on.
Those guys sitting in a car and shouting all shops to close, was so much behaving like way Taliban often does in Afghanistan. They had no regards for law of the state and were having fun by creating terror.
-The Arunachal Times.
Now I wonder, why was Cr.PC 144 withdrawn just after the counting day by the district administration when it was clamped anticipating disturbance owing to outcome of result of Itanagar constituency? Had it been enforced for another couple of days, I guess we would have not witnessed the commotion as we witnessed yesterday; luckily no loss of life or property was reported.
Also it has made me wonder, why can't the losing party or it's supporter take the defeat gracefully?
Thursday, October 22, 2009
I'd also like to request readers of Arunachal Diary to help Arunachal Diary in updation of results live by putting in the data of results from their constituency in the comments section below.
In the meantime Arunachal Diary has closed the poll on "Which Party would form the next government in Arunachal Pradesh?" the result of which is follows:
Majority of people voted feels that INC would be back in power.
Let's see if the people's prediction tally's with the actual result.
Result Arunachal Assembly Election-2009-Live Update
- INC-Leading in 8 seats. (Already won -3)
- NCP - 0
- AITC- 0
- BJP - 0
- Others - 0
Update: 9.22 am
- INC - Leading in 15 seats
- NCP- 0
- BJP- 0
- Others- 1
Update: 10.27 am
Karikho Kri and Chow Tewa Mein both INC candidate wins from Tezu and Chowkham Assembly Constituency respectively.
Update: 10.33 am
Nacho- Tanga Byaling, INC wins
Liromoba - Jarbom Gamlin INC wins
Sagalee- Nabam Tuki, INC wins
Panging-Tapang Taloh, INC wins
Hayuliang- Kalikho Pul, INC wins
Namsang- Wangki Lowang, INC wins
Update: Phurpa Tsering, PPA wins from Dirang, Kumar Waii, INC wins from Bameng, Jarbom Gamlin INC wins from Liromoba, J.K. Panggeng INC wins from Mariyang-Geku
Update: 10.54 am
Khamta Lowang, AITC wins from Khonsa
Update: 12.02 pm
List of Winning Candidates- Updated: 1930 hrs
|5||Kalaktang||Tenzing Norbu Thongdok||INC|
|9||Chayang Tajo||Karya Bagang||AITC|
|10||Seppa East||Tapuk Taku||AITC|
|11||Seppa West||Tani Loffa||AITC|
|12||Pakke Kesang||Atum Welly||INC|
|30||Along West||Gadam Ete||INC|
|33||Mechuka||Pasang Dorjee Sona||INC|
|37||Pasighat-West||Dr. Tangor Tapak||BJP|
|46||Chowkham||Chow Tewa Mein||INC|
|47||Namsai||Nang Sati Mein||Independent|
|52||Changlang South||Phosum Khimhun||INC|
|53||Changlang North||Thinghaap Taiju||INC|
|55||Khonsa East||Khamtak Lowang||AITC|
|56||Khonsa West||Yumsum Matey||INC|
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Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
This Assembly Election, Arunachal Pradesh was witness to two very different kind of creativity. On the one hand creativity was applied for smooth poll process whereas on the other hand creativity was applied to disrupt the poll process.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Do bear with us till Arunachal Diary is back in it's normal self.
Saturday, October 3, 2009
I wonder what would be Beijing's reaction to this visit considering the resentment shown by Beijing when he visited Arunachal the last time.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Take for example the case of NETV that we reported earlier. The news channel in order to sensationalize the case, reported that National Liberation Front of Taniland (NLFT) is an ‘Apatani’ underground outfit fighting for separate homeland for Apatani Community. That, their headquarter is based at Ziro-the primary dwelling place of Apatani community, which is some 15 kms from China border. The report-all farce and based on concocted facts.
Now, it is turn of yet another news channel, Times Now, who I presume, in their over-zealousness to report on recent Chinese incursion into Indian territory had presented a report based on concocted facts to the viewers.
How do I say that?
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Well, it seems Dorjee Khandu has suggested in a recent interview to Taro Chatung that he would retire from active politics after 5 years.
Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, in an interview said that he would retire from active politics after five years, ruling out chances to stand for the 2014 Assembly Election. He said that he wanted to quit from active politics but he made up his mind to continue in order to implement the Prime Minister Mega Package and devote some more time for the development of the state.
-Source The Arunachal Times.
But what if after five years, implementation of Prime Minister Mega Package is not complete and say, if center decides to give another mega-mega package to the state, would then his decision to retire from active politics change?
[caption id="attachment_434" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Result of Poll on Would the present handling of CoSAAP's agitation by the Government affect their prospects in forthcoming Assembly Elections?"][/caption]
88% of the voters felt that it would certainly affect Congress Party’s prospect in the ensuing assembly election, while fraction of the voters, precisely 6% felt that it would not have any effect on INC’s prospect and remaining voters were unsure if it would have any effect. The details of poll result can be found here.
With ‘anti-incumbency factor’ running high, the general notion that it would affect the prospect of ruling INC government in ensuing election felt somewhat true. Then there was this (once regarded) dynamic leader in Mr. Rijiju, who people thought would be the factor in unbalancing the equation of power in the Assembly Election slated for October, 13th. But with his joining INC shortly after the Lok Sabha election, it has left the people disillusioned. Nevertheless, the 'anti-incumbency' factor may play a major role this assembly election.
What is the present equation?
Indian National Congress (INC) has fielded 60 candidates of which 3 candidates viz., Present Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu (Mukto Constituency), sitting MLA Tsewang Dhondup (Tawang Town constituency) and debutant Jambey Tashi (Lumla constituency) has been elected unopposed.
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) - 36 candidates.
All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) – 26 Candidates.
Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) – 18 Candidates.
Peoples’ Party of Arunachal (PPA) – 11 Candidates
Janata Dal (United) (JDU) – 3 Candidates.
Independent – 3 Candidates.
Which Party would form the next government?
With INC already securing 3 seats even prior to state goes to poll on October 13th and the party being the present ruling government, it is speculated that INC would garner enough seats from the rest 57 constituencies that they fielded their candidate from, so as to form the next government. However, the equation may be disturbed by other parties and by the 'anti-incumbency factor' running high among the general masses. The result will only be known only when the state goes to poll on October 13th and poll results declared.
In the meantime, Arunachal Diary has started a new poll (see sidebar). Do vote in and let's know which political party do you feel would form the next government.