‘There’s no Water’…. It’s what people always complaint. Our state is self sufficient when it comes to distribution of water to everyone equally. So where is the water going? Where has it gone? There are many rivers in the state that can be used for many purposes. During election campaigns, every party makes their five year manifestoes with committed promises to fulfil the grievances and needs of the people, but these commitments are deeply professed only during campaigns. After being elected only the most convenient promises are fulfilled. Yet, people still elect the same people to power. The most common problem in most localities in our city is the water crisis. These problems are seen as an advantage by many politicians and use it as a prominent subject in their campaigns. On being elected, these problems are being forgotten.
Sri Mukul Sangma, Chief Minister of Meghalaya said that he will visit Delhi to impress the Central leaders for amendment of the existing District Council rules. It is a welcome step.
While amending the District Council rules, provision may be made to nominate the genuine non-tribal population of the state in the District Council so that the non-tribal stake holders also have the chance to participate in the framing of rules and regulations of the Council.
The partial introduction of new system of billing against the consumption of electricity for each household meter by the Meghalaya Power Distribution Corporation Limited (MPDCL) though considered being a good step but in most cases it was found the input data was taken arbitrarily by the person engaged for the job. This made the process of payment cumbersome, lengthy and disturbing. The concerned House Owner needs to visit the MPDCL for number of times to get the bill corrected and finally make the payment of the corrected amount.
After three and half decades, when I think of the early 1980’s, I think that I did well by not joining the Assam Movement (or Assam Agitation of 1979-1985) as per the advice of Nagen Saikia and Prafulla Kumar Mahanta.
I am on self exile in the distant capital city in Delhi, away from Assam, my home state and from Meghalaya, my second home, because even as an Assamese I did not find a suitable job in my beloved home State nor in Meghalaya where I was brought up as a child when my dad was a Minister in Bordoloi’s Cabinet and we lived in “Lake View” Minister’s Bungalow in Rilbong, Shillong, then the capital of Assam, even before India became a Republic.
Mr. Tarun Gogoi
The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Assam
Government of Assam
Dear Hon’ble Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi,
Being the first month of the year 2015, let me wish you a very HAPPY BIHU and A HAPPY NEW YEAR.
The object of writing this open letter to you (and having it released to the printed and electronic media) is to point out for the knowledge of the Assam public that it is common that the promises that one Chief Minister of Assam makes, and fails to fulfil during the tenure of his office, are invariably broken by the following Chief Minister(s).
Let yours be an exceptional case and indeed an outstanding one in the political history of Assam. May I encourage you, as your well wisher and law-abiding citizen of India, to set an example to the people of Assam and show them they have been doing the right thing by voting you to power time and again.