BJP hits out at PPA for RS poll defeat in Arunachal Pradesh

BJP flays PPA for RS poll defeat
Itanagar, June 21: Accepting its crushing defeat in the Rajya Sabha election, opposition BJP has charged People’s Party of Arunachal (PPA) of “dishonoring” the coalition dharma in a parliamentary democracy.

The party in a statement on Saturday said, it was anticipated that the regional party PPA, which is part of the North East Regional Political Front (NERPF), having pre-poll alliance with the NDA in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections would uphold the very spirit in the biennial election for lone Rajya Sabha seat from the state.

“It is unfortunate despite such an alliance with the BJP-led NDA; the regional party barrenly dismembered the spirit of opposition,” said BJP spokesperson Techi Necha in a statement.

BJP’s nominee Tapen Siga lost the RS election to Cong's Mukut Mithi

The BJP’s nominee Tapen Siga lost the Rajya Sabha election to ruling Congress’ member Mukut Mithi by a big margin of 37 votes. The polling for the lone RS seat was held on June 19 last at the State Legislative Assembly Secretariat premises and result declared the same day.

Meanwhile, senior PPA leader Laeta Umbrey, who unsuccessfully fought the 2014 assembly polls as the party’s chief ministerial candidate, yesterday resigned from the party protesting the act of his party’s legislators for supporting the Congress nominee in the Rajya Sabha election.


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