Tura (Meghalaya):Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Sunday said the NPP-led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government has been proactive and worked overtime to ensure peace prevails in the State.
“Many might have thought that the State is prone to insurgency and will remain the same, however, we were committed to ensure that peace and tranquillity prevails in the State. Our intelligence is always on alert to extortion and other anti-social activities, and we have been able to bust such cases to ensure that such activities do not occur,” he said, addressing an election meeting at Thakurbari area in South Tura Constituency.
Referring to the pressure groups-sponsored violence in Meghalaya’s state capital, Shillong, the NPP chief said people fear to walk in the streets of Shillong after certain instances.
“There are many instances of law and order problems, but it doesn’t mean that the Govt has been silent. Our police have worked overtime to overcome the situation to ensure that peace could be restored during such a situation,” he assured.
Talking about his government’s vision to have Meghalaya among the top 10 states in the country, he said, “Many ridiculed our vision. We have endured that we have made Meghalaya proud in various sectors.”
CM said Meghalaya was ranked best in start-up ecosystem in the country, and improved its rank from 27 to 2nd today in Immunisation, through the JJM scheme it connected 2.5 lakh plus households with water pipe connections from 4000 in 2018.
“Our government has worked on a mission mode with set targets to ensure that Meghalaya is put on a fast track mode. People have changed their mindset to achieve the desired targets,” he said.
Talking about the development in his constituency of South Tura in 5 years, Sangma said people have been demanding Street lights, community hall, access to water, and approach road to the locality in South Tura, once these were completed in many localities, there was one particular locality that even demanded a swimming pool.
“People’s expectations in Tura have raised, people of Tura were deprived for years, but today we have managed to ensure that people’s aspirations were fulfilled. We have managed to ensure visible development in Tura through the Smart Town project, Town beautification,” he said.
The Chief Minister further informed that over 250 internal locality roads are undergoing construction in Tura, and 70-80 per cent of the population in Tura has access to piped water connection.
Stressing that there is a new push for development in Tura, the NPP chief said five years back many localities in Tura had water scarcity problems, but his government has been able to minimise it to a large extent.
“My promise to the citizens of Tura is that we will work to further the lives of our people. People of Tura are electing not just an MLA but Chief Minister of Meghalaya,” he announced.
Sangma further said the NPP is forming a government with an absolute majority and people should not miss this opportunity.