SHILLONG, Sept 5: The former chairman of the now disbanded ANVC (B) Berrd N Marak today slammed the state government for not implementing the fil Agreed Text for Settlement signed in September last year.
Berrd alleged that the government did not provide us the ex-militants “packages” that were promised to the.
The former rebel leader alleged that the government is attempting ruin the rehabilitation process by continuing with secret operations, where they even targeted family members of the militants.
“All big promises about rehabilitation and packages for our cadres, boastings about peace were nothing but empty promises,” Berrd alleged.
The ex-militant leader said that in order to counter this, the former cadres of the ANVC (B) will fight the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) elections slated for October 12.
We will contest the upcoming GHADC election with a mission and a vision to implement our Agreement and materialize its contents,” he said.
Berrd said that the ex-cadres may not have funds but they are determined to bring about changes to the district council.
“The present political party which governs the state plans to capture GHADC through political intrusion which has been their tactic for decades,” he alleged. “This will eble them to exploit the funds and Agreed provisions meant to strengthen the Council. We therefore resolved not to allow further exploitation of public funds deciding to fight back politically. We opt to resist the corruption of the present government under the banner of another political party which helped us come to a Settlement after long delayed negotiations under the UPA in Centre,” Berrd said.