Giving a call to shun money culture in politics, the Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister made fervent appeal to all “not to choose leaders who buy your vote.” “A leader who buys vote will never deliver but will try to earn back his money while in power,” said Khandu.
He was addressing a gathering in a social function held at Itanagar.
He said that such messages are best conveyed through religious leaders as people respect them for their moral high ground. “If we politicians speak on money culture, people will interpret it politically,” said Khandu and appealed all the religious leaders to pass on the message to stop money culture during polls.
A leader who buys vote will never deliver but will try to earn back his money while in power,- Pema Khandu
He further categorically stated that people should vote for leaders with good intentions cutting across political lines. “I am not saying that you should vote for BJP and not for Congress. But vote for leaders having good intentions and will perform,” said Khandu.
On Arunachal Pradesh Freedom of Religion Act or the Anti-Conversion Law passed in 1978, the Chief Minister said the law could undermine secularism and is probably targeted towards Christians. He assured that it will be brought before the next Assembly session for its repeal as it could be misused in future by irresponsible officials.
“Any misuse of the law leading to torture of people could trigger large-scale violence in the state and could break Arunachal into pieces,” said Khandu.