By Pradeep Kumar
Itanagar, Feb.6 (ANI): Lok Sabha Member of Parliament from Arunachal Pradesh Ninong Ering on Saturday said that misunderstanding on the part of state Governor J P Rajkhowa about the sentiment of innocent people, particularly in describing the sacrifice of the sacred animal Mithun as a slaughter and of there being law and order problem in the state led to the imposition of president’s rule.
Without casting aspersions on anybody, including the Congress or the BJP, Ering after addressing revelers at the Boori-Boot Yullo Festival organised by the Nyishi community here, admitted that to differences existing among Congress leaders, for which the process to find a solution by party vice president Rahul Gandhi has begun.
“I am hurt by the imposition of president’s rule imposed by the governor, a known efficient bureaucrat, in a democratic country where Swaraj is the buzz word. Arunachal is an island of peace, but the imposition of president’s rule by the governor has sent a wrong message and the deployment of huge security forces more than Punjab has been causing untold sufferings to the tribal people,” he told ANI without mincing any words.
Expressing regret over the prevailing situation, Ering said it would be over soon, but in a message to the younger generation, said: “It is time not to look back, but to march forward to make Arunachal the most advanced state in the country for which all Arunachalees have greater responsibility to shoulder.”
He said that festivals have direct relations with nature, and added that Arunachalees pray for the greater welfare of humanity during all such festivals.
Referring to his recent visit to Israel, where Lord Jesus was born, Ering said that Israelis zealously guard their age-old traditions and customs, which all should adopt, protect and preserve their identity.
British nationals Emma Taylor and Edward Addison -Atkinson, while enjoying the festival on arrival here after taking part in cycle expedition in remote Tezu to Anini recently, described Arunachalees as very nice people with unique lifestyle.
“Everyone is very friendly and accommodating. Arunachal Pradesh has been the highlight of our two months in India. We are sure to visit this Himalayan state again,” they said. (ANI)