SHILLONG, Feb 12: Creating state of the art infrastructure is not rocket science, according to senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, Rajiv Pratap Rudy who said that all that is needed for this is political will.
“To have a parallel system for road, municipality, electricity, welfare, sports, you do not require rocket science, but it is the will of the government,” Rudy said here on Monday.
He also slammed the Congress - led state government here for what he termed as a ‘lack of development’ in the state.
“The Meghalaya government has not performed. I am most amused that the only place that I could see the positive symptom of development and which of course, was the work of the Union government is the beautiful road that brings you from Guwahati to Shillong,” Rudy said.
Rudy also said that in BJP ruled states, nobody is talking about issues such as rural roads and electricity and that they are rather talking about metros and high speed trains.
Claiming that for the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Look East Policy has a major focus on Meghalaya in particular, he said, “This is because it’s a society is far evolved, far progressive, and far conscious, the youth are vibrant, they have aspirations but sadly the government here has not performed.”
Urging the BJP workers to work hard, he said that the vision of the Prime Minister has to be brought to the state.
Exuding confidence that the BJP will form the next government, Rudy said scams are there because they are the intrinsic part of the government here.
“The vision of the leadership of the Congress which has been ruling the state for a very long period is absent. The Congress has lost its foothold across the country and the last few states are crumbling and one of them is Meghalaya,” he said.
Rudy also said that the BJP has a clear manifesto for Meghalaya which will be released shortly.
“Our manifesto talks of development. It is an assumed manifesto that development is our core. The PM’s words matter to the people here because the government’s only religion is India first and the government’s religious book is the Indian Constitution,” he added.