Arunachal: Mariko Tado’s  Drama, Left Congress in support of BJP

MLA Markio Tado resigned INC, not to contest Assembly election, shifted his allegiance to BJP candidate Thaji Gichak Kiogi.



“Rajiniti men sab jayez hai- jab chaha tab paarty chhod diyaa” ( every thing is legal in politics, whenever you want , left the party and join another  ) this was proved by  Markio Tado, the Sitting MLA of Tali Assembly Constituency .

Tado today resigned from primary membership of the Congress party and announced that he will not contest the coming Assembly elections instead supporting his former opponent  Thaji Gichak Kiogi as  BJP MLA candidature for Tali constituency.

It must be noted that “Tado was elected as Congress legislators in the 2014 assembly elections. However, he later joined the PPA and were part of the Pema Khandu-led NEDA government. But taking a U turns  PPA MLA Markio Tado  joined Congress on 22 Sep 2018.

Meanwhile the Tado’s resignation letter addressed to APCC President  submitted on Monday, Tado expressed his inability to continue with the party citing personal and domestic reasons.

Asserting that Kiogi’s has a strong base in Tali area and could become a “dark horse” for the BJP party in the ensuing election, Tado while extending his full support  along with his thousands of followers  has requested BJP party high command to give Kiogi’s a party’s ticket.

” I have made up my mind not to contest in ensuing Assembly for the best interest of my constituency and its people, ” said the two-time MLA while interacting with reporters here at Arunachal press club.

Admitting that it is the party that decides whom to give tickets, Tado, however, pleaded that BJP high command to select Kiogi’s as its party candidate for Tali constituency citing Kiogi’s has maximum chance to secure the seat as he is also experience and dedicat8ion to serve the people of Tali for its betterment and better development.

Kiogi’s contested assembly election in 2004 and 2014 but had to face defeat in both elections.

BJP aspiring Thaji Gichak Kiogi in his address said that he have full faith in the leadership of Pema Khandu, Tapir Gao and hope that his candidature would be given priority for issue of party ticket as maximum people of Marko Tado may extend full support for his candidature and assured his dedication and sincerity toward the development of Tali. Thaji added.


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