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Mindset change need to change old corrupt system: Khandu

TAP | Updated: April 27, 2017

ITANAGAR, Apr 27: Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday called for change of mindset to change the old corrupt system put in place by several decades of Congress rule in the country and the state.
“The state is celebrating the 31st year of statehood. But the kind of progress and development as expected didn’t happen under Congress rule. Instead it has spoilt the working atmosphere corrupting the minds of the public and the leader,” Khandu said at the State Executive Meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). 
He, however, said things are changing under the powerful and honest Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “Today the nation wants to follow the footsteps of Modiji. We Arunachalis are also ready now,” the chief minister said.
“In our heart, we all want development of our state. But only lecture won’t suffice; it must match with our action and hard work,” he said and appealed the party worker to imbibe the concept of Team Arunachal, which must be adopted by them first. 
Khandu urged the workers to work hand-in-hand with the government for successful implementation of its policies and programmes. He also appealed to them to spread awareness on government policies at district, mandal and booth-level.
The chief minister advised the party to come up, during executive meetings, with the state’s own resolution instead of merely adopting 
the national level resolution. Khandu also said the government and all elected leaders should have a clear mindset to ensure that the reforms incorporated in this year’s budget can lead to good governance. He dwelt on the merger of planning and finance departments and elaborated on how the composite system of sanctioning files has made the project approval process smooth and corruption-free.
The chief minister also said this year’s budget has approved making the offices of east and west divisional commissioners functional. “”If development has to reach all corners of Arunachal, offices must be decentralized from Itanagar. All zonal heads and administrative centres have to function from their respective places,” he added.
On GST, Khandu said he was in touch with Ministry of Information Technology and Communication to overcome the hurdles before IT infrastructure for successful implementation of the new tax regime in the state. He also advised the party workers to enable the traders to get them registered under the new tax regime.
During the meeting, Upper Balijan Anchal Samity headed by its chairperson Ngurang Yakap joined BJP along with ASMs Techi Ana, Nabam Tapin, and Nabam Tangam. They said they were impressed by the performance and achievement of BJP government in the last 30 months under Modi’s leadership and expressed confidence in CM Khandu and state BJP party president. (CMMC)