Arunachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein on Wednesday alleged that the Congress was the "mastermind" behind the violent protests in the state over granting of Permanent Citizenship Certificate (PRC) to six non-tribal communities in Changlang and Namsai districts.
In February, Itanagar had witnessed large scale violence over the issue, resulting in the loss of three lives, besides causing damage to public and private property.
"The PRC is a social issue but the Congress politicised it to gain mileage which did not work. The people of the state have now realised who was the mastermind behind creating the situation," Mr Mein said while addressing an election rally in Itanagar.
"When the properties of BJP leaders were damaged, why not a single property of any Congress leader was under attack during the violence?" Mr Mein asked.
The deputy chief minister also alleged that the intention of the Congress was to "dislodge" the BJP government in the state and to come back to power through "evil designs" and by disturbing peace in the state.
"People will give a befitting reply to the party this time," Mr Mein added.