State has miserably failed to combat militancy: BJP
SHILLONG, Jan 16: The Meghalaya state unit of the BJP today said that it does not want to confront with the Congress led government in the state on the law and order situation in Garo Hills region.
Addressing the media after assuming office as the new president of the state unit of the BJP, Shibun Lyngdoh said, “I would not criticize the state Government with the hope that corrective measures would be adopted by the Government in containing the situation especially in Garo Hills.”
Lyngdoh however said that, the common people irrespective of caste, creed and community have lost confidence in the present Government because it has miserably failed to combat militancy.
“Due to militant activities, developmental activities could not be accelerated,” the new BJP president added.
Lyngdoh also condemned the IED blast at Williamgar.
Elucidating on why the BJP does not want to criticize the Meghalaya government, Lyngdoh said that the mantra of his party was “Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas”.
Meanwhile, the new president also demanded that investigation in the “notorious” education scam be expedited and the culprits be immediately brought to book.
“The Government should ensure timely release of salaries of the teaching community whose condition is deplorable,” Lyngdoh said.
Lyngdoh also said that there should be a judicial probe into the issue to be carried out by a retired judge.
On the issue of border dispute with Assam, the state unit of the BJP said that the inter-state border problem has created insecurity in the minds of the people residing in the border areas.
“As the Congress Party is ruling in both Meghalaya and Assam, we want immediate solution to the problem,” Lyngdoh said.
He also said that developmental works has come to a standstill in the border areas.
According to the new state BJP president, people residing in the border areas are facing immense problems due to extortion, smuggling and other inimical activities which have lowered the image of the state.