The BJP Meghalaya unit has adopted what it called a “political resolution” and one among such resolutions to criticize the MDA government and continuously question the government at any and all steps where they may falter.
The BJP which has two MLAs is part of the MDA government led by the National People’s Party (NPP) and one of its MLAs, A L Hek is the minister.
The political resolution was adopted during the State Executive meeting on September 5 which was presided over by the state party President, Ernest Mawrie.
BJP National General Secretary, Ram Madhav gave his inaugural speech through video conference.
“We as a party has resolved to not only support the government of which we are a part but also to provide constructive criticism and continuously question the government at any and all steps where they may falter. We will also push the government to bring people friendly and pro-development policies that will help our state to come out of the slowdown brought about by the pandemic,” the BJP’s resolution said.
Meghalaya BJP’s Political Resolution
We are living in very unique times when lockdowns and social distancing have become the new normal. The Covid-19 pandemic caught everyone off-guard and disturbed our way of life.
This unique problem requires an equally unique political resolve to not only bring us back on the path of growth and development but also to increase its speed while adapting to the rapidly changing world.
We as a party have resolved to not only support the government of which we are a part but also to provide constructive criticism and continuously question the government at any and all steps where they may falter.
We will also push the government to bring people friendly and pro-development policies that will help our state to come out of the slowdown brought about by the pandemic.
The Government of India has envisioned connecting all state capitals of the north-east with railways.
In this, and keeping in mind the need to protect the local cultures and tribal way of life, we will pressurize the state government to bring only goods trains right up to Shillong.
This automatically assures the people that there will be no illegal immigration into the state.
We will also propose the privatization and out-sourcing of all non-performing public sector enterprises. This will not only cut the losses of the state government but also bring more efficient services to the public and generate revenue for the government by way of taxation, etc.
Our party realises that a lot of the state economy was dependent on mining-related activities.
However, this has suffered as set-back due to the environmental impact caused by unscientific methods that were adopted in the past. As a result, a blanket ban on mining has been imposed by the NGT.
We will pressure the government to come up with a holistic mining policy that will lay down scientific and environmentally friendly means of mining for the people.
This will open up the economy and uplift the standard of living of the people of the state.
The Covid 19 pandemic has slowed down the state economy to a large extent. To reverse this, we will insist that the state government should come out with a policy to incentivize and promote industries and multi-national companies that enable job creation within the state to invest here.
We will also advise the state government to use the GST data by tracing HSN codes and encourage the production of such goods within the state that is presently imported from the rest of the country.
Similarly, we will also advise the government to identify the materials that are exported from the state in raw form and encourage the setting up of value addition activities here.
This will create employment opportunities for the local youth as well as generate revenue for the state.
BJP realises that the tourism potential of Meghalaya is such a driving force such that other activities may even take a back seat.
In line with this, we will ask the State Government to promote tourism by making it accessible for all kinds of travellers, through the development of tourist circuits, and by promoting Meghalaya in the rest of the country through advertisement.
If required, we will take to the streets to insist on policies that benefit the local people of the state.