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Arunachal party's merger claim false, Congress tells EC

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The on Tuesday submitted a memorandum to the Commission (EC), saying a People's Party of Arunachal (PPA) resolution on of the state unit with it was false and illegal.

It also requested the commission to examine the matter and pass appropriate order that there was no such "merger".

The delegation was led by former Chief Minister Nabam Tuki.

"It is submitted that no such meeting was held by the Committee and the decision, as claimed by the PPA, is baseless and false. There is no decision taken by the or by its state unit for the with PPA," said the memorandum.

"The alleged decision of is not sustainable in the eyes of law and even contrary to Para 16 of the Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) Order, 1968," it added.

The memorandum said: "The PPA has referred to a resolution dated September 16, whereby it is claimed that a joint meeting of leaders and office-bearers of the in was held in which 43 MLAs were said to be present and decided to merge with the PPA."

"The fact is that the PPA has zero strength in the assembly," it added.

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First Published: Tue, October 18 2016. 20:10 IST
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