Taking a dig at Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, state BJP president Ernest Mawrie today promised that his party will ensure that all the “incomplete” projects initiated by the Meghalaya government will be completed if the BJP comes to power at the upcoming state elections.
In a press release today, the BJP said that Sangma has “hurriedly” inaugurated several projects that are incomplete. It also stated that previous governments had also laid foundations stones and inaugurated partially complete projects just before elections.
“This is a common trend that we have been experiencing in Meghalaya,” the BJP said. “Political parties think that the voters have a short term memory and launching projects before elections will get them votes.”
Mawrie pledged that the party will complete all the projects worthy of merit immediately after forming the next government as part of its ‘100 Days Priority Plan’, wherein a committee will be constituted to list all pending and incomplete projects in Meghalaya that will be prioritised accordingly.
Earlier this month, Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs, John Barla, expressed irritation that a project to develop a sports complex in Tura was inaugurated by Sangma and, that too, only when it was partially complete. The CM defended the charge, saying that he had only inaugurated the renovations to the existing PA Sangma football stadium and that work was ongoing for other projects within the complex.
Mawrie today condemned the government, of which the BJP is a member, for trying to fool the public by inaugurating a plethora of projects just before elections.
“The people see and realise that this is the same government that was sitting on its hands for four and half years, and is now in a hurry to launch everything,” the release stated. “The people are disgusted by the fact that the elections are prompting the NPP to cut corners and launch incomplete and sub-standard projects.”
Mawrie said that the BJP is in the government only for the sake of stability in the state. However, this did not prevent the BJP from bringing the fallacies of the government to the fore, he added, which the party has been doing since day one.