The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in Meghalaya on Thursday while releasing its election manifesto for the ensuing Assembly elections in the State sought intervention of the Supreme Court to end the long-pending inter-state border dispute with Assam.
The party in its election manifesto also assured that uranium mining will not be encouraged in the State of Meghalya.
The 10-page election manifesto released by the party’s working president Vijay Raj also spelt out the party’s desire to come up with a state mining policy and setting up of an anti-corruption vigilance commission in the State.
The NCP also stressed on the need to stop infiltration across the border and encroachment on bordering states saying the party wants to achieve this through special assistance to the border area people who will be given full opportunity to get their land registered free of cost and police stations will be set up in those places where there is a border dispute.
Vijay Raj while interacting with the media said that the party was committed to strengthen border areas by encouraging and facilitating development to ensure that people living along the border are economically empowered.
The party also promised to ensure that two students from Meghalaya becomes IAS officer every year.
The party also promised to pursue the recommendation of the Majithia Wage Boards and ensure that the same is implemented in Meghalaya for the larger interest of journalists in the State.
The NCP, however, evaded the issue of Inner Line Permit (ILP) and instead said the party would like to develop tourism pragmatically to empower the people of the State economically.