Flood control, anti-erosion measures on BJP’s poll agenda in Mebo

[ Prafulla Kaman ]
MEBO, Apr 1: The BJP’s assembly election candidate for the Mebo seat in East Siang district, Dr Danggi Perme, has taken up flood control and anti-erosion measures as his main poll agenda.
Perme, a newcomer in the state’s politics, has assured to take up the flood and erosion problems and other key issues of the constituency with the state and central governments.
Dr Perme, who is on a campaign tour of Mebo constituency, addressed public meetings at Mer-Gadum, Namsing, Serum, Kongkul and Borguli villages.
He alleged that a huge amount of government fund meant for flood control projects in the subdivision was misappropriated, which he said was the reason behind the untold miseries faced by the villagers last monsoon.
Dr Perme, a senior gynaecologist who quit his job to contest the election, outlined his vision for seeking scientific solution to the flood and erosion problems in Mebo, on the left bank of the Siang river. He assured the locals that he would take up initiative
for construction of an RCC bridge over the Taro-Tamak river to ease surface communication between Mebo and Lower Manggu-Bango.
The 70-km road links Pasighat and Mebo with Dhola in Upper Assam’s Tinsukia district.
Stating that incumbent MLA Lombo Tayeng failed to the address the people’s problems during his tenure, Dr Perme sought their support to become the MLA and bring development in the constituency.
Speaking at the meetings, former Mebo MLA Ralom Borang also alleged that the incumbent MLA did not give attention to the sufferings of the villagers.
Borang enumerated the developmental achievements made during his tenure, and lamented that the developmental process was on halt for the last five years.
The former MLA, who is supporting the BJP candidate, sought the voters’ mandate to elect Dr Perme as their new MLA.
Mebo assembly constituency will witness a triangular contest among BJP candidate Dr Perme, incumbent MLA Lombo Tayeng (Congress), and RTI activist Shoney Pertin of the NPP.
Tayeng was a BJP leader and adviser to the chief minister, but he was denied the BJP ticket for the election.