Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki has accused Governor Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa of running a parallel government in the state and using the Raj Bhavan as BJP headquarters to conspire towards dislodging his government.
In a strongly-worded two-page letter to the Governor, the Congress CM wrote: “From day one since Your Excellency reached Arunachal Pradesh, various reports have been coming out in the name of You Excellency against the government of the state to the effect that the government is inefficient, incapable, corrupt and various other allegations. These types of allegations are used generally by opponents of the ruling party. It is an open secret, evident from the course of events that the office of the Governor is being misused by the state BJP and affiliated organisations… to prepare strategies towards dislodging the government.” Tuki has also accused the Governor of forcing the BJP MLAs to engineer defection in the Congress to oust him.
“Some unhappy Congress legislators are being lured by mentioning that if the CM and council of ministers is ousted, the Governor will support MLAs who are willing to vote against the government in any proposed no-confidence motion,” he alleged.
The CM wrote: “It is also reported that Your Excellency has started interfering with the activities of the legislative assembly by superseding the Speaker’s office by directly asking the secretary and other officers to report to Raj Bhavan.”