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Development of Arunachal Centre’s priority: Rijiju

TAP | Updated: June 8, 2017

SEPPA/BOMDILA, Jun 08: Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Thursday said that the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre promotes and encourages good governance and at the same time discourages mis-governance and corruption.

Addressing a Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas Sammelan organised by the IOCL in collaboration with the district BJP unit here to highlight the achievements of the three years of the Modi government, Rijiju said demonetisation was a historic measure and a single-stroke crusade against black money, corruption, counterfeit currency, and terrorism.

Admitting that there would always be some hardship in the beginning of every progressive change, he said that fruits of the decision would be reaped gradually and each and everyone would be benefitted, an official report said.

He urged the people to start taking advantages of digital payment system and exhorted the youth and elite groups to promote and educate the general public about ways and means of digital payment.

Acknowledging that road communication was vital for all-round development, Rijiju said Delhi has not kept any road project pending and that the Centre has for the first time sanctioned 195 road and 55 bridge projects for Arunachal Pradesh on a single day.

“This exhibits that the NDA government prioritises inclusive development only,” he added.

On the Swachch Bharat Abhiyan, he requested the public not only to keep their surroundings clean and hygienic, but also to change their mindset for progressive development.

Regarding protection and special care for the north eastern states, Rijiju said many of the region’s youths have been recruited in Delhi Police.

He said that as promised he brought many development projects for the state in general and the district in particular. He outlined a host of sanctioned projects such as road and bridge, IT, education, health, and in the socio-cultural field.

He urged the public to cooperate and become a part of the development process while hoping that the state will be one of India’s most developed soon.

Parliamentary secretaries Tapuk Taku (Tax and Excise), Mama Natung (RD and PRI), and East Kameng district BJP President LK Yangfo also spoke on the occasion.

A short film on the achievements of the three years old NDA government was also exhibited during the programme.

Parliamentary Secretary (Industries, Textile and Handicrafts) Karya Bagang, DGM (IOCL) PK Roy, DC Rajeev Takuk, SP T Konia, former deputy chief minister Kameng Dolo, former MLA Tani Loffa, panchayat leaders, BJP karyakartas, GBs and many government officials were present in the event, the report added.

Attending a similar programme at Bomdila, Rijiju said the BJP’s belief in accountability and transparency has led to a sea change in the development of the nation.

Highlighting various initiatives and revolutionary steps taken by the NDA government, Rijiju dwelt on Digital India, Jan Dhan Yojana and the reasons which led to demonetisation in November last.

Acknowledging the role and the usefulness of the social media in the era of Information Technology, the MoS invited constructive criticism but urged the people to refrain from misusing social media for personal gain and political vendetta.

Having inspected the internal township road early in the morning, Rijiju was all praise for the West Kameng deputy commissioner and PWD assistant engineer for ensuring good quality cement concrete pavement roads but expressed his dismay over the reported allegations of officers asking for commission in tender and other contractual works.

He further directed all to refrain from such uncalled for, illegal and unethical practices forthwith.

Local legislator and advisor to chief minister Japu Deru called for using modern technology as a tool for effective development and urged the people to work utogether for all-round development of the state. PHE Parliamentary secretary Kumsi Sidisow called on the officers to implement and reach out to the people at the grassroots while implementing Central flagship programmes.

“PRI leaders can be made an effective medium for implementation of the said schemes,” he said.

Ex-ministers RK Khrimey, Tsering Gyurme and Naresh Glow, BJP’s district unit president Shambu Siongju, West Kameng DC Sonal Swaroop were among others who attended the sammelan.