BJP State president, Ernest Mawrie said that recent incidents of violence, rioting, and vandalism have really hurt the State in multiple ways.
“The image of the State in the country and the world has suffered. Economic activities have come to a standstill every time such an incident occurs. Tourism, which holds the promise of becoming a sustainable economic lifeline for the State has suffered major setbacks in the last few years,” Mawrie said in a statement issued today.
Stating that education has taken a backseat as school and college going children now live in a state of fear and uncertainty, Mawrie said that students “have been distracted from their classes and exams and this puts even our future in danger.”
According to Mawrie, these incidents can simply not be allowed. “Peace and security are one of the major concerns of the people of the State today,” he added.
“In the wake of these incidents, it has become imperative that a strong mechanism is put in place to protect the life and property of all people, either residing in the State or travelling to it for work or leisure,” Mawrie said.
He also said that the BJP will ensure a strong policy for peace and security in the State when it forms the government after the 2023 Assembly elections.
“The BJP will empower the security forces, ensure their presence in all parts of the State, and formulate rules that will discourage our youth from taking law in their own hands,” he said.