SHILLONG, Sep 06: Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma has accused the erstwhile Congress led state government of failing to properly implement many central and state flagship programme in the state.
“It was clear from day one for the MDA government that governance is governance and the process continues and it is not just about the schemes but how you do it and implement it and sadly whether it is a flagship programme of the government of India or the state government lot of the schemes were not implemented in a proper way,” said Conrad.
Pointing at the initiatives undertaken by the MDA government which he leads, Conrad said that it has been six months and the already have a directorate for the food processing which never happened in the past besides starting mission for turmeric, mission for apiculture and jack fruit which are innovative programmes.
Conrad also ridiculed the previous government for not being able to come up with an education policy.
“They spent three years in making education policy which in itself speaks about the kind of interest they have and when we came in we have put everything on track and streamlined it and the committee has met eight to nine times,” said the Chief Minister.
Stating that things are changing now and that this are being done differently, the Chief Minister said that he does not want to criticize but what is important for the government is the delivery to the grassroots level which his government is focusing on.
On the growing verbal attacks by the Congress, the Chief Minister said that these are unnecessary comments as the Congress have nothing better to say.
On UDP’s proposal to have a common candidate for the Look Sabha polls, Conrad said that the comment of the coalition partner is important but they are yet to discuss and decide on the issue.