ITANAGAR: In yet another setback to the Congress government in Arunachal Pradesh , trade & commerce and geology & mining parliamentary secretary Phosum Khimhun along with Arunachal Pradesh Bamboo Resource Development Agency (APBRDA) chairman Chau Zingnu Namchoom resigned from their respective posts on Saturday.
In his letter to the chief minister, Khimhun, who is also an MLA from South Changlang, stated that he took the decision due to negligence and lack of support from the chief minister towards his department.
“When I was given the charge of these departments, I was very enthusiastic and put in a lot of effort to take these challenges. But, in due course, you have failed me on many occasions by not paying any heed to my entire request in the interest of the department and state as a whole. Therefore, I am left with no option but to resign from the post,” Khimhun wrote in his letter.
APBRDA chairman Namchoom in his letter wrote, “During my stint as the chairman, I apprised you regarding the issues relating to my board and its developmental schemes. On many occasions, you have failed to comply with my request to make the board more vibrant. We all are aware that Arunachal has the biggest bamboo resource and it has the ability to generate revenue and employment. But due to your lackadaisical attitude towards the board has suffered untold misery and went almost defunct.”
“Under these circumstances, it has become difficult for me to continue in this post as I have lost faith in your leadership. The growing law and order problem and financial crisis are another major reason for which I am forced to quit my office,” he added.