Reacting to the allegations against Power minister Tamiyo Taga, his son Taging Taga demanded the Rumgong Intellectual Forum to prove allegations or face defamation.
Reacting to the allegations of nepotism and corrupt practices against Power minister Tamiyo Taga, his son Taging Taga today demanded the Rumgong Intellectual Forum to prove their allegations within 10 days or face defamation suit.
Earlier in a press conference, the forum had alleged that the Power minister while misusing his position had awarded 26 projects out of 46 in the Rumgong constituency to his son without floating NIT.
Addressing a press conference at the Arunachal Press Club here today, Taga said that necessary legal actions can be initiated against him if the forum proves that contract works undertaken under him in the constituency were awarded without floating NIT.
He added that not a single project in the Rumgong constituency have been awarded to firms without floating NIT.
Informing that there are several projects, each amounting to multiple crores, which is being executed in the constituency, Taga said that had his father indulged in nepotism practises then those projects should have been awarded to him.
Stating that the allegations have harmed his and his family’s reputation, Taga said that the forum should seek public apology within 10 days or face defamation suit.
Commenting on violation of the district based entrepreneurship Act, Taga said that since there are no firms qualified for undertaking Power related projects in the constituency, it is valid that firms from other districts will participate and may also win in the NIT process.
Meanwhile, state BJP executive member Tayek Goi claimed that there is no such forum in the constituency and that the forum’s legal advisor Tajing Pangkeng is working in behest of the Congress party and is being instigated by former INC MLA contender Talem Taboh.
Stating that Tamiyo Taga is one of the most honest politicians in the state that he is an example of politician with a clean image, Goi said that the allegations are baseless and is targeted towards assassinating the image of the Power minister.
Goi’s claims were also reiterated by Rumgong BJP mandal president Tagum Tali and the constituency’s senior leader Joma Jamoh.