Refrain from divisive politics: SangmaJanuary 22nd, 2012 - 3:04 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 21 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Saturday exhorted political parties in the state to refrain from playing “divisive politics” and to work unitedly for progress.
“At times, political parties create division among the people in the state. I, therefore, appeal to political parties to insulate themselves from petty and divisive politics and work together for development,” Sangma said while addressing a gathering here to mark the 40th anniversary of the creation of Meghalaya.
His remarks assume significance as Meghalaya will be holding elections to the ninth legislative assembly in February-March 2013.
Calling upon government officials not to discriminate between people, Sangma promised that schemes would be extended to all beneficiaries irrespective of their political affiliation, caste or creed.
He also made it clear that his government’s intention was to introduce railways in the landlocked state.
“Ferrying goods through road transport is highly expensive. People must be receptive to the idea of bringing in railways to the state,” Sangma added.
Sangma also stressed on the economic significance of opening up the international border with Bangladesh and Myanmar which would facilitate trade and commerce between the state and the two neighbouring countries.
“I am told that an Indian delegation would be visiting Myanmar before the end of the current financial year to discuss issues related to trade and commerce,” he added.
Sangma also launched the Meghalaya Tourism Development and Investment Promotion Scheme-2012 that aims at providing incentives to local entrepreneurs for development of resorts and home stays and an opportunity for entrepreneurs to partner with the government in building tourism infrastructure.
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