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Let’s vote on genuine issues

Editor,

Manipulating people in the name of religion, caste or community is something that has led to  a lot of trouble in the past. All major riots and fiasco happened because  politicians use religion to divide people. People understand this and have never been happy. There are so many examples that it is not even worth bringing up names to this claim. I humbly request all political parties to come up with development agenda rather than the agenda like “beef”, etc. I would request voter’s not to entertain the agenda which will harm peace in state. Let’s vote for development.  Let’s vote for good policies. Let’s vote for peace. Let’s vote for a better future.

Yours etc.,

S Joshi,

Via email

Desperate for votes

Editor, 

The statements made by Union Tourism Minister K. J. Alphons that the BJP led-NDA government has offered to ‘ design ‘ a tour and guide menu under a so-called Religious Pilgrimage Tourism aiming to create a circuit to promote tourism seems more like dangling carrots and sweets to woo voters in a Christian majority state like ours.  To state that sporadic attacks on the Christian community cannot be blamed on the NDA Government, the Prime Minister or the BJP Party appears like a weak explanation for a party that is now ruling the country. Neither is the Prime Minister serious with his words and actions in tackling the issues of communalism. To come and fool the voters with so-called religious schemes to garner votes is an act of desperation by the BJP. People will not be taken in by such poor attempts to woo voters.  

Yours etc… 

Dominic S. Wankhar

Shillong-3

Kudos to our women activists 

Editor,

I was amused to read that the newly inducted BJP member Sanbor Shullai has filed a counter FIR against two leading activists of the city – Angela Rangad and Agnes Kharshiing both of who have been fighting for the rights of the poor and deprived and those who have faced injustices for several years. Shullai has bitten more than he can chew this time. He should know that the law is equal before all and just because he is a legislator he cannot flout it at will. Shullai’s reply when charged with nepotism is that it is his duty as MLA to give jobs to his constituents. I cannot believe that we have a legislator in our state who can give such a gross reply. I also find it hard to believe that the people of South Shillong constituency comprising localities of Laban, Lumparing, Rilbong, Mawprem etc., would be so naïve as to vote for this man. Truly there is something seriously wrong in the psyche of the voters. If people get the legislator they deserve then the people of South Shillong constituency must be of the same stock as their MLA.

Meanwhile, I wish the two lady activists all the very best as they fight for justice and truth. We need more of such courageous citizens who show by their actions that they really care for the underprivileged who are left high and dry by this nepotistic system. May their tribe increase!

Yours etc.,

BS Giri,

Via email

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