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‘Improve things or face consequences’

UDP sounds quit warning to Govt

SHILLONG: Issuing a stern warning, the UDP has made it clear that the party would not hesitate to pull out from the Congress-led MUA Government “if things do not improve in the coming months.”

“We want the issues raised by the party to reach its logical conclusion. But if this does not happen then the party would be compelled to take some drastic steps,” UDP spokesperson Paul Lyngdoh said after his party’s Central Executive Committee (CEC) meeting here on Wednesday.

When asked whether he was trying to indicate that the UDP was planning to pull the plug, he said, “It is for the media to analyze from the statement which I have made.”

Speaking on the resolutions adopted during Wednesday’s meeting, he said that the party has decided to urge the State Government to put on hold the implementation of the RTE rules which has been prepared by the Education department.

“The RTE rules contradict the Government sponsored resolution which was adopted by the State Assembly,” Lyngdoh, who is also the working president of the party, said.

He said the party is perturbed by the unabated influx of illegal foreigners which threatened the demographic profiles and peace and security of the State.

“The fact is that the Government has failed to put in place a strong and effective mechanism to check this dangerous trend. This problem has aggravated due to the lack of seriousness on the part of the Home (Police) department,” the UDP spokesperson said.

Taking into the account the present situation, Lyngdoh reiterated his party’s opposition towards the proposal of bringing a railway line upto Shillong.

“We will continue to oppose any rail project till all the apprehensions relating to influx are eradicated,” Lyngdoh asserted.

He said the party vehemently opposed the Government order to relax Executive Order (EO) relating to transfer of land to non-tribal entities.

“We demand the Government to put on hold this order to kept education out from the purview of the executive order to facilitate private universities to buy land to set up their campus in the State,” Lyngdoh said.

While urging the Government formed committee to expedite the process of amendment of the Land Transfer Act, the UDP working president said that the Government should re-enforce the EO till such period where the amendment of the act is completed.

He also informed that the party would like the State Government to increase the cap on allocation of subsidized LPG from the six to 12 in the interest of the common man. “We would like to see the Government come up with ways and means to ease the traffic congestion in the city and also in the various national highways,” UDP spokesperson said.

Meanwhile, Lyngdoh said that they would be submitting this resolution approved by the CEC to the Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma, Chief Secretary WMS Pariat and other departments concerned to take necessary actions.

Taking into the account the present situation, Lyngdoh reiterated his party’s opposition towards the proposal of bringing a railway line upto Shillong.

“We will continue to oppose any rail project till all the apprehensions relating to influx are eradicated,” Lyngdoh asserted. He said the party vehemently opposed the Government order to relax Executive Order (EO) relating to transfer of land to non-tribal entities.

“We demand the Government to put on hold this order to kept education out from the purview of the executive order to facilitate private universities to buy land to set up their campus in the State,” Lyngdoh said.

While urging the Government formed committee to expedite the process of amendment of the Land Transfer Act, the UDP working president said that the Government should re-enforce the EO till such period where the amendment of the act is completed. He also informed that the party would like the State Government to increase the cap on allocation of subsidized LPG from the six to 12 in the interest of the common man. “We would like to see the Government come up with ways and means to ease the traffic congestion in the city and also in the various national highways,” UDP spokesperson said. Meanwhile, Lyngdoh said that they would be submitting this resolution approved by the CEC to the Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma, Chief Secretary WMS Pariat and other departments concerned to take necessary actions.

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