Former Home Minister James L Wanglat join congress, may contest parliamentary election from Arunachal East.
Former Home Minister and one of the veteran political leader of state James L Wanglat today shifted his loyalty from the ruling BJP party and joined the Indian National congress at a simple function held here at Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan in presence of APCC President Takam Sanjoy, CLP Leader Takam Pario and hundred of party leaders and workers.
Having confidence in the congress Party Wanglat said that he deserted the ruling party BJP and submitted his resignation on February 6 for its attitude and stand on the citizenship Amendment Bill-2016 which was against the interest of the people of North East Region and indigenous tribal people of state.
He shared his experience right from student to state leader and his political activities in the interest of state and welfare of its people. He assured to support the party at every stage where his services is required.
While alleging several allegation on the ruling party where the party leaders are not given full platform to place the grievances and he find the congress as a good platform and said that it was like a homecoming for me as I have serve the party in past and will continue to serve, and if party give responsibility he is ready to serve.
When asked if he would contest parliamentary election from Arunachal East, Wanglat said that if party wish and given any responsibility he is ready to do.
Changlang former ZPC Jowkhong Singpho and several other leaders from Changlang of few are members of BJP also joined the congress who were accepted by the APCC President and were given warm reception.