FROM A CORRESPONDENT
SHILLONG, Sept 9: The United Democratic Party (UDP)’s women’s wing on Saturday alleged that a sense of insecurity is prevailing in the state due to the inefficiency of the Congress led Meghalaya government.
“We have seen the deterioration of law and order in the state due to the weakness of the State government,” said newly elected president of the UDP Women’s Wing.
Khyriem alleged that the state government was pushing the youths into bad habits by allowing the operation of wine stores.
“Now we see that there is a rise in the use of drugs by the youths of the State. The worst thing is that the government does not care for the educated youths,” Khyriem added.
The president of the UDP Women’s Wing also said, “The Congress has been in power in Meghalaya for nearly a decade but it could not formulate an Education Policy, Health Policy, Youth Policy, and a policy which will held the farmers in the time of tural calamities.”
On the issue of pre-poll alliance between the UDP-HSPDP and GNC, Khyriem said that the UDP coalition will come to power in Meghalaya.
“It is our desire to see unity among the various regiol parties of the state so that we can rule the state after the assembly elections in 2018,” Khyriem said.
The president of the UDP Women’s Wing, Shillong City also stated that it wants a corruption free government which protects the indigenous people of the state.
Meanwhile, during the election of the new office bearers of the UDP Women’s Wing, Shillong City women from various constituencies took part on Saturday.
Khyriem also said that although the party has announced the me of only one woman candidate so far– Nongpoh MDC Ro Khymdeit will contest the 2018 polls, but she was hopeful that many more women candidates will come up to contest in the near future.
Today the election of the office bearers, former deputy chief minister and working president, Bindo Mathew Lanong, MLAs, Paul Lyngdoh, and Jemino Mawthoh, were present.