BJP state president Ernest Mawrie has laid out his plans for the West Shillong constituency, which he will stand for at the forthcoming state election, pledging to decongest the neighbourhood of Mawbah (Barapathar).
In a release today, Mawrie said that his priority, if elected, will be to ease congestion in the area by developing a one way road connecting Mawbah to the TB Hospital road, with a pavement for pedestrians.
He also wants the TB Hospital moved elsewhere with the existing site to be leased out to a reputable healthcare organisation to develop a new top quality hospital for the general public.
Other plans and promises include revamping the Mawbah and Jhalupara hawker market along the lines of a “Singapore model with designated parking”, install artificial turf and other modern facilities at Gorkha Pathshala football ground under the Khelo India scheme, improve security, see that the Jal Jeevan Mission to provide potable water to every family is “properly implemented”, funds for religious organisations, using his MLA salary to pay the medical bills of poor people, job skills training for youths, etc.
Meanwhile, in a separate press release, BJP state spokesperson Mariahom Kharkrang defended the party’s assertion that the next Meghalaya government will not be formed without the BJP.
The saffron party had received flak for this claim by the Trinamool Congress and Congress Party, which are both diametrically opposed to the BJP.
Kharkrang said that this is not a rash claim on the party’s part but a reflection of public feeling and he expects the narrative of other political parties to “deteriorate further” as the election comes closer.