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Tourism industry most affected by May 31 road skirmish in Shillong

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The problems caused by any breakdown of law and order always affects the farmers, who always feel the first pinch as most of the seasonal perishable produces- vegetables and fruits are simply thrown away or turned into fodder for cattle. The other most affected section in the society comprises the daily wage earners. However the prolonged effects like hysteria hits the tourism industry the most and other sectors of trade and commerce.

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Meghalaya ignored while Modi claims farmer income increasing

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
Prime Minister, Narendra Damodardas Modi while interacting with selected farmers from various parts of the country through the Narendra Modi App on June 20, 2018 claims that the income of farmers in India has increased and also doubled in many cases, due to various initiatives taken by the National Democratic Alliance government. He also stated that the central government is working towards ensuring that the income of the hardworking farmers will double by 2022.
Modi justify this claim by saying that this could be achieved as the central government is facilitating proper assistance whenever required. Also his government has ensured facilities such as Soil Health Card, good quality seeds, fertilizers besides electricity, water and markets.

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First divorce of BJP coalition government exposed dominating nature of party

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The Bharatiya Janata Party in an unexpected move on June 19, 2018 pulled out of the coalition with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir as the second largest party with 25 legislators in the House of 87 seats. BJP Vice President, Ram Madhav stated that it has become untenable for the party to continue with the alliance government in J&K, while the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, with 28 legislators after tendering her resignation to Governor N N Vohra said PDP did not ally with the BJP for power, but to defend Article 370 and 35A, said that J&K cannot be treated as an enemy state and there is no room for muscular policy.

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Frequent suspension of internet services exposes unpreparedness for absolute freedom

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
Social media has turned out to be the biggest nightmare for the Ruling Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government led by National People’s Party headed by Conrad Kongkal Sangma, who himself is extremely active on various social networks. The recent 48 hours suspension of internet services in Meghalaya with effect from 3 pm of June 16, 2018 has raised many an eyebrow with many questioning whether there is yet another breakdown of law and order.

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Conrad to remain in state politics to fulfill the mandate of change

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The National People’s Party is learned to have unanimously agreed to retain Conrad Kongkal Sangma to remain in state politics. The Assembly Constituency has already been identified for him to contest; however, the official announcement will be made in the coming week. The decision made is also to counter the claim of the Opposition Congress that the ruling Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) will fall soon.
On the very first working day of Conrad, he had shocked the Secretariat Staff for reaching the office in time. Although they had earlier experienced his action as the youngest state Finance Minister had changed from all Saturdays as Holidays to only second and fourth as that of the central government offices was faced by almost like the Non – Cooperation movement and he could not remain in office for long. Also his lost in 2013 Assembly Election was due to the same reason. This time he is as demanding when it comes to deliverance of duty but do allow some breathing spaces to the state government employees.

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