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BJP bulldozing democracy to formed government in Goa and Manipur

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) alliance led by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is serious when the party President Amit Shah announced that they will form government in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa, the latter two states, they came second, yet they are making all efforts to woo the smaller parties to achieved the magic number for government formation, they also conceded that they have lost Punjab but contended as they poll more than 30 percent votes.  
Former Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar is all set to be sworn in for the fourth time as Goa Chief Minister, who will need to proved his majority within 15 days, and seek election to the legislative assembly within six months. In the case of Manipur , Former editor and minister Nongthombam Biren was on March 13, 2017 unanimously elected as the BJP legislature party leader in Manipur, and will stake claim to form the first BJP government in the state.

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Consumer Protection Court should arbitrate in Power sector of State

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The supply of electricity energy to the consumers is deteriorating day by day. Although Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL) claimed that all the three units of Myntdu Leshka Hydro Electric Project were functioning but not all the three are running. Such crafted statement made by the Director (Generation) MeECL, Elias Lyngdoh is not to clarify to the common masses regarding the load shedding which have crippled the normal life style. He also says the power scenario in Meghalaya will only improve by 2017. Just a year before Meghalaya goes to elect the 10th Legislative Assembly in 2018.
Meghalaya under the Meghalaya United Alliance -II (MUA II) government headed by Dr Mukul M Sangma will be completing its full term, ( if so will be the second Chief Minister to complete full term after Salseng C Marak) in office by next  year. This time, Dr Sangma seems to have been buried under pressure to keep his government going and very few achievements to highlight.

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Government bailing out MePDCL aims at improving the power supply

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The noble  gesture of the state government on March 8, 2017 cabinet meeting agreed to
    take over the 75% debt amounting to Rs 125 crore of its power distribution company to pave way for signing of a tripartite agreement for availing Centre’s funding to create an overall turn around.  Chief Minister Dr Mukul M Sangma said that his government agreed to take over the 75% debt of the Meghalaya Power Distribution Corporation Limited (MePDCL) which is calculated up to September 30, 2015. The total outstanding debt is Rs 125 crore. He also informed that the decision was taken to enable the signing of a tripartite agreement between the Centre government, State government and the MePCL.

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Meghalaya observed Women Day under dark clouds

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
High officials and legislator tainting matrilineal Meghalaya as city of sins created huge scars for the masses to observed International Women’s Day (IWD) along with the rest of the states. March 8 is celebrated the world over as Women’s Day originally called International Working Women’s Day, Preparing for gender equality to by 2030, speaks volumes about the vision and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political, and social achievements. Along with the rest of the nation, the North East has a special reorganization last year as Former Lok Sabha Speaker Purno Agitok Sangma penned his last letter to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh recommending an Arjuna award for India’s iconic woman footballer Oinam Bembem Devi.

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Meghalaya Police Stations have always been soft targets of miscreants

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
A Police Station is not just a building which accommodates Police personnel and custody of various properties of the District Administration they are also the first line of contact with the general public for the Execution and Protection of the Government policies and interests. The incident leading to the irate mob to burn down the Resubelpara Police Station, ransack two barracks in the PS premises, burn down two police LMVs at a health centre and mini truck at the police station as a mark of protest against the Police Firing injuring three civilians at Resubelpara, the District headquarter of North Garo Hills is indeed unfortunate.

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