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PAC Chairman alleges misutilisation of chopper

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Itanagar, May 4 (UNI) The BJP in Arunachal today organised a mass condolence meeting cutting across party lines to mourn the sad demise of Pramod Mahajan, who died at Mumbai yesterday. The condolence meeting started at 0930 hours in the morning at city BJP hall and would continue till evening, party sources informed adding, this was done to facilitate people to pay their tributes to the departed soul. Meanwhile, state Chief Minister Gegong Apang has expressed shock and grief on the sudden death of the veteran BJP leader. Expressing deep and heartfelt condolence on behalf of the people of his state and cabinet colleagues to Rekha Mahajan, widow of late Mahajan, the chief minister said that the untimely demise of a promising, dynamic and charismatic leader was a great loss not only to the BJP party but also to the nation.

UNI UPB BA Itanagar, May 04 (UNI): Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman and BJP legislator Kipa Babu has alleged misutilisation of Pawan Hans helicopter in Arunachal Pradesh, particularly by state Chief Minister Gegong Apang. Mr Babu in a letter to union civil aviation minister informed that six PAC members recently booked the chopper well in advance for going to Guwahati from Naharlagun for a countrywide study tour programme, but it was diverted at the last moment by the chief minister for visiting his home constituency. The chairman also alleged that the chopper was used indiscriminately in the recently held assembly elections in Assam and West Bengal by the chief minister for campaigning purpose. He urged the minister to facilitate using of the much-needed chopper service for the genuine and necessary passengers especially the sick passengers traveling outside, rather than being used by the elite section of the society for their personal interests.

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