- ‘Cash-for-vote biggest setback for good governance’
SEPPA, Nov 20: Chief Minister Pema Khandu, after Dedicating the state-of-art block A and B of East Kameng district secretariat here on Monday, urged GoAP employees to not leave anything unturned to ensure last mile delivery and saturation of schemes with an emphasis on revenue generation for all-round development of the state.
The buildings equipped with modern facilities, stands as a beacon of development, progress, growth and ensure easy and speedy delivery of services to the people for their greater welfare, he said, adding good ambience is of utmost importance to enhance performance level.
The state Govt is committed to offer quality infrastructure, especially in districts, for the employees to perform better, he said and counted several achievements in governance and revenue generation for which he credited present Govt employees for their contributions.
“Without your support, commitment and sincerity, the progress we have made in last six seven years wouldn’t have been possible. I have full faith on you that together we will take our state to greater heights,” Khandu said.
To facilitate immediate shifting of district administration to the new secretariat building, he handed over sanction order to DC Sachin Rana to procure equipment and furniture besides assuring fund allocation to complete secretariat’s block C and D.
The CM was accompanied with Union Minister for Earth Science Kiren Rijiju, state minister Mama Natung and MLAs Tapuk Taku, Goruk Pordung, Hayeng Mangfi and Biyuram Wahge (also state BJP president).
Khandu, who with Rijiju and MLAs, later attended a massive BJP meeting, aid foundation stone of BJP district office to be built at Wessang.
Setting the tone for the ensuing general and assembly elections, Khandu urged party workers to create mass awareness on various welfare schemes and projects of both GoAP and GoI for last persons in remotest village to know initiatives of the ruling BJP Govts.
Hailing BJP, the largest political party of the world, as only party that can deliver, he said that BJP is the cleanest amongst all political parties. “BJP is the only party that can boldly speak against money culture in elections. I urge you all to campaign for fair elections based on performance and not how much a candidate can pay in cash or kind,” he reasoned.
Terming cash-for-vote as the biggest setback for good governance, Khandu asserted that the ‘ill’ needs to be done away with immediately.
“A leader who buys votes will never deliver. Let us unite to fight against this malpractice to uphold sanctity of democracy and thwart corruption,” he urged.
Earlier in the day, the CM inaugurated an approach road along-with CC drainage and protection wall from NH-229 to Dunkr Putung; strengthening & realignment of 33-KV line from Bana to Wessang along Trans-Arunachal Highway; Babunh MHS at Bengde and Watta MHS at Khenewa.
He also laid foundation stones of an outdoor sports stadium here and one RCC bridge over Kameng River to link Seppa town with New Seppa. (CMO)