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BJP inaugurates Rs 17 crore office in Itanagar despite pandemic lockdown

ITANAGAR: The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) new office building was inaugurated by Union Minister Kiren Rijiju today in an apparent violating of rules amid pandemic and partial lockdown in Itanagar.

The inauguration ceremony of the new Rs. 17 crore BJP office at Itanagar has come under the scanner of the people of the state as people have been forced to avoid gatherings, conferences even ply on road after 3 pm.

At a time when partial lockdown is still in place and large gatherings are banned, hundreds of people reportedly gathered for the inauguration program of newly bought 17 crore building for BJP new office at Itanagar capital city of Arunachal Pradesh.

Several central BJP leaders also turned up, even as the state continues to monitor the entry of outsiders into the state because of the rising cases of Covid-19. BJP president J P Nadda took part in the event virtually.

The official inauguration also triggered traffic snarls in Vivek Vihar and Chandranagar areas. One side of NH 415 was blocked exclusively for the inaugural event, thereby causing congestion on the roads.

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Many citizens took to social media to express anguish over the event which top BJP leaders of the state, including chief minister Pema Khandu, deputy chief minister Chowna Mein, and union minister Kiren Rijiju, attended the inauguration.

Pema Khandu stated that all SOPs were followed and every member has their own chamber in the huge new office building of BJP.

Earlier, a BJP office building foundation was laid in another place of Itanagar, but due to PRC violence of February 2019 when three young youths were shot dead by police, angry citizens of Itanagar buried two youths in the foundation building of BJP.

Later, BJP leaders of Arunachal bought a readymade building from an engineer to set up the new BJP head office of the state which was inaugurated today.

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