Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Monday appealed to the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) leadership in the state as well in the Central level to give party tickets only to those who have a clean image and intend to bring about all-round development of the State.
Khandu, who was addressing the third interaction-cum-awareness programme under the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) organised by All Arunachal Pradesh Public Transport Federation (AAPPTF) at Nyokum Lapang ground here, said: “It is time now that we shun the culture of political appeasement which has been for long hampering the development process and policies of the State. We have to exhibit strong political will to take Arunachal Pradesh to newer heights. The politics of appeasement has already reached its nadir and caused enough problems to our State.”
The chief minister further appealed to the motor transport workers to present themselves with good behavior, honesty and hospitality to the tourists.
“The first impression the visitors will get about our state is by your behavior and conduct. So if we want tourism to grow in Arunachal, we all have to act responsibly,” said Khandu.
He said taxi business in the capital city is yet to tap its full potential. In coming days, the demand for taxi service will grow with the commencement of air service and with rail service already in operation. He therefore urged the transport workers to make a good reputation of the taxi business by not overcharging the customers and not harassing them.
Congratulating the AAPPTF for being affiliated with the BMS, Chief Minister said mere affiliation is not enough. “The federation members should be well aware and work in accordance with the spirit of the Mazdoor Sangh for which regular training is must for them to know more about the style and functioning of the BMS,” said Khandu.