FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
ITAGAR, Nov 2: The State unit of BJP on Monday criticized the state government for dragging it to the controversy arising out of the airport issue, saying the party has nothing to do with it.
“The state BJP stands solidly for Pan Aruchal and all-round socio-economic development of the state by upholding the popular principles of ‘Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas’ but we don’t understand as to why we are being dragged in the controversy to hide the failures of the Congress government in the state,” Party’s spokesman Techi Necha said in a statement here.
“The ruling party is misleading the people of the state just to divert the people’s attention from the infightings within the Congress,” he alleged.
“The state BJP has made its stand clear time and again supporting the proposed Green Field Airport either at Karshingsa or Holongi by considering all techno-economic feasibility at the earliest in order to avail the air connectivity facilities at the state capital Itagar, which is sensitively and strategically located. However, the party reiterates that it would not maintain stoic silence over the rampant corrupt practices and mismagement indulged by the ruling congress government in all spheres of development in the state,” he added.
Necha further alleged that despite the proposed land for green field airport at Hollongi was allotted for the rehabilitation of the Chakma refugees by the Union Home Minister, during the early sixties there is disproportiol claiming of land compensation by the ruling government leaders at Hollongi. “The project foundation stone which was laid by the then Union Home Minister, Shivraj Patil, in 2007 at Banderdewa has been hanging for so many years for which the state government is certainly to be blamed,” alleged Necha.
The BJP however, stated the party is uware of the opinion of the leader of Opposition, Tamiyo Taga as appeared in some of the leading dailies, suggesting up-gradation of Lilabari Airport in Assam.