Jarbom Gamlin has denied the allegation made by his PHED and Social Welfare Minister, Chowna Mein, that he was behind latter's abduction.
"No, it is completely wrong. These allegations were made by Chowna Mein in Delhi. I was completely taken aback. I myself dropped him at his house. Till then, there was no complaint regarding abduction. on Sept 30, he (Mein) has filed an FIR, but that can be an afterthought. But at that point of time when he met me and next day also there was no complaint," said Gamlin.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister had denied the instability in his government. But a large numbers of ruling Congress legislators and ministers are camping in New Delhi led by state congress APCC chief and PWD Minister Nabam Tuki are demanding a change in leadership in the state.
Mein had claimed that on Sept 26 he was abducted in the evening around 5:05 pm by some boys in a vehicle who threatened to shoot him. Later the vehicle was stopped at the back area of the CM's bungalow after crossing two security gates.
In a meeting with CM, Mein had protested his abduction despite being a senior leader of the party. "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 60 members state assembly has 42 Congress members allied with 5 from the NCP, 5 from Trinamool, 4 from PPA, 3 from BJP and one being an independent legislator.