Itanagar, May 16 - The All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has given a call for a 24-hr state-wide bandh on May 18 next in protest against, what they termed as the state government's "failure" to present a white paper on the financial condition of the state.
It accused the government of resorting to media statements and hiding the facts as "it is evident that they have not come out with any white paper on the financial condition of the state".
Reacting to a government statement on the financial position of the state, the APPSU alleged the latter of "hoodwinking" people.
State government spokesman Nabam Rebia on May 14 last issued a statement stating that the financial position of the state was stable.
The statement coming from the government spokesperson was surprising, AAPSU president Takam Tatung said in a press release here today.
Meanwhile, the AAPSU called upon the state government not to aggravate law and order problem in the state by using massive police and para-military forces for conducting public hearing for hydro power projects against people's sentiments.
AAPSU stated that the public hearing for 2700MW Lower Siang Hydro Electric Project which was postponed and the recent 1000MW Naying HEP witnessed deployment of large numbers of police and para-military forces, "which is highly condemnable".
"The deployment of force only creates law and order problems. When the local people are against and opposing the Lower Siang HEP, the state government instead of addressing the issue has only deployed police force," Tatung added. PTI