From a reporter
SHILLONG, Feb 22: The tiolist Congress Party (NCP) on Thursday released its 21 points manifesto for the Assembly elections slated to be held on February 27, promising setting up of a vigilance commission to monitor the implementation of Government funded projects as well as promoting and empowering traditiol institutions.
The party also proposed to provide adequate healthcare for all, proper rood connectivity, uninterrupted and sustaible means of distribution of power and electricity, among others.
Addressing the reporters in the city, working president of NCP Vijay Raj said: “To realize our goal of a corruption free government the vigilance commission will be a non-political body where reputed organization and individuals of integrity will be invited to be part of this commission.”
On being asked regarding no mention on issues concerning ILP, Railway, Uranium mining and resolving the long pending border dispute with Assam in the manifesto, Raj said, “On the border dispute issue, the matter needs to be taken to the Apex court before arriving at any solution.”
The party had fielded 21 candidates for the upcoming polls. However, after the killing of NCP candidate form Williamgar Jothone Sangma, the party is left with only 20 candidates.
The working president of the NCP said the party will encourage the construction of railway line in the State only after proper mechanism and laws are implemented to check influx.
On ILP, he said: “Inner Line Permit (ILP) is a very complex issue and as a party we would like tourism to blossom in the State. But if ILP is implemented it will restrict the inflow of tourists to a certain extent. We are not against ILP but there are other systems which can check influx.”
He said earlier there was a proposal for a three card system and this can also become one of the measures which can be adopted to check influx beside ILP. Raj further said unless there is proof that mining uranium is safe and has no adverse affect on the health of the people, the party will not allow mining in the State.