FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Itagar, March 20: The People’s Party of Aruchal (PPA) today called upon the people of the state to develop positive mindset and discourage the ‘Compensation Politics’ in whatever form in greater interest of Aruchal’s development.
Addressing a party meeting on development aspects in the state including construction of the Hollongi Airport, the PPA president Kahfa Bengia said that with the tempo of development coming up at fast pace in Aruchal in the form of projects like Highways, Airport, Hydropower and introduction of railways, the people in the state should be ready with positive mindsets and shed and discourage ‘Compensation Politics’. “It is unfortute that the much talked about proposed Airport project at Bandewdewa had to be stalled because of the sudden change of proposed project site at Hollongi along the Assam boundary where the compensation costs is estimated to be running into crores,” the PPA said.
However, the Party president Bengia exhorted everybody to think of only the project first as it symbolizes the state interest. “All the civil societies, student organizations and political parties should untidily exert upon the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Govt. of India to start the project at the earliest, retorted Kahfa Bengia. Expressing concern over the erection of concrete structures like residential buildings and plantation of various trees along the highway projects, the party president said “bad ideas are always contagious and these negative precedents should be out-rightly condemned in toto by one and all.”
The state government should initiate healthy discussions on important issues involving all political parties like the steps needed to be taken to safeguard the sanctity of ILP (Inner Line Permit) with the introduction of railways in the state which though is a positive sign of development, added Bengia.