SHILLONG | MARCH 7, 2020:
With the MDA coalition Government completing its two years in office, Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma on Friday admitted that the Government had to face a challenging law and order situation.
“Even the Government in the past had to deal with this of law and order situation. This law and order problem is not peculiar only to Meghalaya since this problem is being face throughout the country. But I have no hesitation that the Home department has worked very well since they have been very patience to dealt with this tough situation,” Sangma told reporters.
He also said that it is a normal thing that the tourism sector is always affected if there is a law and order problem adding that despite the challenges, they have focused to overcome a number of situation.
“The citizens of the State should understand that it is important to maintain peace in this kind of situation. We have also witness that it is our own people who are affected from his law and order problem,” he said.
Meghalaya Chief Minister said that the protection of the citizens is the priority of this Government whether it is the tribal or non-indigenous population.
“I would like to urge upon the people to refrain from any kind of to ensure that the state moves forward. We will need to the cooperation of the various stakeholders including political parties, civil societies and NGOs to end this current impasse,” Sangma said.
He however said that the opposition will say many things adding that he will react to the various accusation made by the opposition at the right time.
Meanwhile, Meghalaya Chief Minister said that it was an eventful two years for the MDA Government with lot of activities and challenges.
“In the last two years we have focused on how to improve the overall governance and delivery system at the grass root level which involves monitoring and accountability,” Sangma said.
Citing an example, he said that in the last 17 years from 2000 to 2007 there were about 1600 kilometers of PMGSY that was completed.
“But in the last two years we have completed almost 800 KM of PMGSY including the roads which was n pending since 2001-2002,” Meghalaya Chief Minister said.