Carry out audit of works I have done as MP: Rijiju to voters

ZIRO, Dec 20: Union minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday asked the voters of his parliamentary constituency to carry out audit of the works he had done in the last four and half years after being elected as MP from Arunachal West parliamentary seat.
“I have been elected by the people of my constituency at the time when I did not have any support. It is my utmost duty to work for my people who supported me with full faith. I am your representative and if I cannot bring any development in the state, it is useless for me to stay in New Delhi,” the minister of state for home said while addressing a meeting here.
He said, being a representative from the state, it is his moral responsibility to take up all vital issues of the state with the Centre.
Lashing out at the opposition Congress, Rijiju said the previous regime could not do in several decades what the NDA government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi did for the Northeast region in the past four and half years.
Referring to the Potin-Panging stretch of the Trans-Arunachal Highway (TAH), he said the road could not take off even after being sanctioned in 2008 due to the fault of the state government.
“The project was not delayed by the Centre but by the state government as tender for the vital road was floated in 2012 and all codal formalities including land acquisition process could not be completed within the stipulated time,” Rijiju said.
Terming the issue of compensation against vital road projects in the state a major roadblock to development, he urged the people to cooperate with the government if they want development in real sense.
He said the road transport & highways ministry had already sanctioned the Dumporijo-Dollungmukh road and the detailed project report for the road is being prepared.
He also disclosed about the Rs 20 crore worth water supply project for the Ziro-Hapoli assembly constituency in Lower Subansiri district which has already been sanctioned by the Centre. (PTI)