The former CM Nabam Tuki of Arunachal Pradesh will file a defamation case against the Arunachal Pradesh Governor who has alleged Tuki of allegiance with the terrorist outfit Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland in the report submitted to the Centre. The former CM has denied this charge outright.
Nabam Tuki spoke exclusively to NewsX and openly answered all the questions that were asked related to the report submitted by the Governor.
NewsX: Which instance led to the imposition of President’s rule in Arunachal Pradesh?
NT: The report and the allegations against me are baseless. Cow slaughter which led to the law and order collapse as mentioned by the Governor in the report never happened. I challenge the Governor to prove it if he thinks it’s true.
NewsX: The Governor, in the report, has mentioned about your links with the terrorist outfit NSCNK?
NT: All such allegations are completely false and it is nothing but an attempt to harass me.
NewsX: The Governor has also alleged you of mobilising students’ union and NGOs to protest against him as he is of Assamese origin?
NT: These allegations are absolutely wrong, baseless and false. I agree that I did lead a movement which was against some of the decisions of the Governor but it had no communal colour to it. It was a peaceful protest.
The Arunachal Pradesh governor, Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa, in his report to the SC yesterday said that there was complete breakdown of the constitutional machinery in the State. He linked it to the incident of cow slaughter which took place outside the Raj Bhavan, justifying the proclamation of the emergency that lead to the imposition of President’s rule in the State.