Congress Party on Wednesday alleged that the Modi government was attempting to destabilise the party’s governments in the northeast with Union minister Kiren Rijiju “involved” in the exercise which is being “directly monitored” by BJP chief Amit Shah.
“It is a very very grave situation. MLAs are being threatened by terrorist outfits to switch over to the BJP thereby destabilising the governments… Home Ministry is involved. Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju is involved,” party General Secretary V Narainsamy told reporters.
Addressing the AICC briefing along with senior spokesman Ajay Maken, he alleged that while Prime Minister Narendra Modi was talking of high moral values and cooperative federalism on the one hand, on the other “Amit Shah is indulging in disturbing duly-elected Congress governments in the northeast”.
It has come to light from internal sources that 20-25 MLAs of Arunachal Pradesh are camped in a secluded location in Patna at the behest of MOS Kiren Rijiju and state BJP. It is also alleged that the BJP of Arunachal Pradesh is trying to woo the congress MLAs to defect from the Nabam Tuki led congress ruled government in the state.
There are nine states ruled by the Congress including five in the northeast – Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur and Meghalaya.