Former Arunachal Pradesh CM Gegong Apang resigns from party

Former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Gegong Apang resigned from the party on Tuesday, citing his unhappiness about the party’s functioning. 

In a resignation letter to BJP President Amit Shah, Apang said, “I am disappointed to see that the present-day BJP is no longer following the principles of the late Atal Bihari Vajpayeeji.”

“The party is now a platform to seek power, it serves a leadership which hates decentralization or democratic decision making and no longer believes that the party was founded for,” he added.

He said, “In 2014, in Arunachal Pradesh, the BJP did not get peoples mandate. However, the party leadership used every dirty trick of the trade to make Late Kalikho Pul as Chief Minister. Despite an adverse Supreme Court ruling a BJP Government was reinstalled. Neither a proper investigation was done in Pul’s suicide nor the present BJP leadership thought of morality and ethics by installing more BJP Governments in north east.” 

Apang served as Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh from the year 1980 to 1999 and again from August 2003 to April 2007.