Rijiju urges lawmakers to change attitude, working style

KOLORIANG, Jan 22: Union MoS for Home Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday called upon the lawmakers of the state to change their attitude and working style for development of all the backward places in the state.
“Lots of developmental works need to be carried out in the far-flung areas of the state as these areas are yet to see the fruits of real development.
We have to change our attitude in working style as the old style of working will not bring fruit of development,” he said.
Addressing the ‘Arunachal Rising’ campaign here in Kurung Kumey district, Rijiju said special care was needed for the areas bordering China.
He said every MLA and should submit their report cards before the people, so that the voters could gauge their performances in the past five years and re-elect them.
“Since 2014 as an elected MP from Arunachal Pradesh and also as a minister, I worked for development of my constituency as well as the state,” Rijiju, who represents Arunachal west parliamentary constituency, said.
He said that during 2014 to 2016, the development in the state was stagnant due to political instability but the fast development undertaken by the present government led by Chief Minister Pema Khandu was praiseworthy.
“The responsibilities of all the stakeholders, including the elected leaders, are the need of the hour to take the state ahead,” he said, and appealed to all for their wholehearted support to the NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The union minister informed about the schemes and projects undertaken by him, saying that a total of 17 roads and 23 bridges have been approved under the PM’s Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) for Koloriang assembly constituency, worth more than Rs 415 crore.
“The tender works will be done soon but the contractors and department should execute the work with quality so that it will be an asset for the state,” Rijiju said while cautioning that strict action would be initiated against those involved in corruption.
Koloriang MLA Pani Taram in his address said the 11 projects which have either been inaugurated or foundation stone laid, were of great importance for the people of the area. (PTI)