Monk and anti-dam activist to Fight Against Arunachal CM

Buddhist monk, Lobsang Gyatso is first time contesting the election with a Janta Dal Secular ticket.



A Buddhist monk, Lobsang Gyatso, having his identity as an anti-dam activist from Arunachal Pradesh, is going to give a fight to Chief Minister Pema Khandu from Mukto Assembly Constituency.

Lobsang is first time contesting the election with a Janta Dal Secular ticket. on the other hand  Khandu’s political career rolled in June 2011 when he had won a by-election from Mukto constituency of Tawang district unopposed following the death of his father and then Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu in a chopper crash.

Mukto has been Khandu’s family’s stronghold since 1990 when former chief minister late Dorjee Khandu, won the seat unopposed for the first time. Senior Khandu was elected from Mukto until his death in 2011.

Talking to Arunachal24, Lobsag Gyatso said that ” I have been attached with Anna Hazare movement against corruption. I have tried in 2014 assembly election but dropped. This year I have planned and decided to contest from Mukto assembly constituency to make more awareness to the people of the selection and election of candidate.

For last twenty five years the people of the constituency have voted for parliamentary election but not able to vote for assembly constituency and selection and uncontested process. Monk turned politician Lama said.

He said that there have been lots of protest and unrest among the people of the area on big dam issue and we have moves to several platform against the construction of big dam which he understood that anti people. Inspite of several memorandum, legal battle and other democratic movement it is not successful and chapter is not closed, recent scrapped PRC issue and several other issue have led me to decide to contest election.

While welcoming former Abbot Thupten Kunphen of Gontse Gadam Rabgegling monastery, Bomdila who is understood to contesting election from Mukto may be by congress and said that everybody have his own will to contest. Former Save Mon Region Federation  (SMRF) General Secretary, Gyatso said.

I have born and brought up in Tawang and working in Tawang and due to which wanted to serve the people in more better way. Gyatso added.


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