By: Prafulla Kaman
PASIGHAT, March 14: Lok Sabha member from Arunachal East constituency and former Union minister of state for minority affairs, Ninong Ering will contest the upcoming assembly election from 37-Pasighat West constituency as Congress candidate.
Addressing a huge public gathering at Remi village in East Siang district on Thursday, Ering said he took the decision after meeting with Congress High Command in the national capital.
Stating the reason behind his decision to contest the Assembly poll, Ering said people of Pasighat West were inviting him to contest the election from the seat. He assured the people to take a bold initiative to fulfil their needs by taking up the pending developmental issues with authorities concerned.
Ering, who is native of East Siang, observed that rural people Pasighat West (Ruksin) area in East Siang have been suffering a lot in terms of infrastructure development, link surface connectivity, health care, education, water supply, mobile network connectivity and problems in agriculture sector, which the successive state governments failed to address.
“As a Lok Sabha member from Eastern Arunachal I tried my level best to ease your suffering, and now I am curious in serving you as MLA to fulfill your needs”, Ering said.
Ering also said that people of East-Arunachal parliamentary constituency have been demanding a new face as their representative in Lok sabha so Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) has chosen former Arunachal minister Wanglet Lowangcha as the candidate from the seat.
Two time MP, Ering, who had defeated BJP heavyweight and former MP Tapir Gao, pledged to help his party candidate Lowangcha to ensure his victory in eastern parliamentary seat.