---- Editorial ----
The elections ahead
Pema Khandu Government has completed one year in power, without much hitch, if we
forget the half-hearted attempt to dislodge the government in December. It's a feat
in itself in Arunachal that a government has lasted a year, in a state where political
instability has become a way of life in the last one decade, more so in the last
five years. But the honeymoon is almost over with Panchayat elections due in 2018,
to be followed by Legislative Assembly Elections in 2019.
Today, the BJP is faced with the problem of plenty with almost everyone worth their
names joining the party, right from a village functionary to MLAs.
Accommodating everyone is going to be a big issue and it remains to be seen which
filter the party is going to use. But for the party, they just have to worry about
the win-ability of candidates as loyalty is a word not found in the dictionary of
Arunachal politics. Right from MPs, MLAS and other functionaries, no one has been
in the BJP for long without switching loyalties multiple times to get anyone worked
up about loyalty. We are a state where seasonal flavor, no matter how rotten, is
not only relished but abused and used.
But preparations have to start in right earnest, if the party has to avoid the last
minute rush to figure out the right candidate who can fetch them a seat in the Panchayat
as well as Legislative Assembly Elections.
---- Readers Forum ----
Chaos due to water scarcity
It has now become an everyday affair that in our towns, people have to live in complete
chaos due to water scarcity. The concern authority seems to be careless and rather
indifferent about the difficulty faced by the citizens.
Monsoon has left behind a trial of devastation and has filled the lives of capital
dwellers with many untold miseries. The Mother Nature has unleashed its wrath and
fury in and around entire capital region.
The one is that of the collapse of water pipe line near the Borum village. It’s been
one week or so, the denizens are left to fend for one self by whatever possible means
to meet the end of daily water demand. Most of the denizens do not have their own
Bore well or underground water source except for the few high class people. Most
of us depend on departmental water supply. The department have tried their best to
supply water on a weekly basis but it is a fruitless effort.
So, through your esteemed daily, I would like to earnestly request the authorities
to take some immediate measure to end this unending water scarcity, once for all.
A Letter to Auditor General
You are requested to provide vehicles to the auditing team when they are on district
tour. It is found that the auditing teams visiting districts are requesting the “to
be audited departments” to drop and pick them up during the visit.
How can they do a fair audit when they depend on them? I also request you to have
a code of conduct for the audit teams when they are on tour/duty in the district,
because many times, it is found that they are given VIP treatment by the department
concern, even parties are organised for them during their stay at district. So we
cannot expect a fair audit from them.
And the minor department are targeted by them as they are incapable of giving any
contribution for the arrangements of the audit teams. So most of the times you will
not find any major observation by the audit teams against major departments that
have large financial dealings.
Living in darkness
Through your esteemed daily, I would like to express my deepest resentment and reprimand
our young and energetic Chief Minister Pema Khandu and entire power department.
It is to inform you that for the last two and half weeks entire Boleng ADC headquarter
and it’s peripheral villages are living under complete darkness without any sign
of hope, it is kind of cut off from the rest of the world. And in this midsummer
cum rainy season it is very risky to live in complete darkness and deprived from
Due to this inevitable day time sun light, the denizens of Boleng are found taking
siesta whole day and refrain from going to their work or field. And likewise, even
mobile BTS tower are facing tough time to run whole day as they have got to manage
from generator set half day, due to which there is a frequent network failure. And
due to the absence of electricity, it has become tough to carry on the daily household
It is also to inform you that there are handfuls of government employees taking advantage
of this current prevailing situation and are making excuses of not attending their
normal office duties saying without electricity nothing can happen and they either
stay back at home or out of station. And like wise, almost all the official works
are on hold due to lack of electricity. And it is hampering the all round development
of our area; it is the students and those medical goers who are heavily paying for
it. Students are finding a hard time to study during night. And like wise they have
to overcome many hindrance to obtain a PRC and ST certificate, as many comes from
far flung villages via sumo and some walking for hours with small and hard earned
savings to manage their to and fro expenses and for the past two weeks, many have
to returned back with utter dismay after finding that the respective officer is not
present due to lack of electricity.
Seemingly, due to lack of electricity, we the denizens of Boleng are out of track
in terms of latest happening around the world. If I am not wrong many dwellers of
Boleng at this moment of time are also not aware about our Presidential result too.
Hence, I would like to request our young and dynamic Chief Minister and his cabinet
colleague to spare some valuable time to look into what is happening in this side
of the world too. Media houses are also busy in covering only Chief Minister’s visit
and launching of his hyperbole schemes and vision which are never implemented on
Paradoxically, it is also to inform you that our present Cabinet Power minister T
Taga is also from Siang District.
In spite having all such tall leaders in the present Government, we are still deprived
of our basic rights which are not at all acceptable. Why such treatment is being
meted out on us? As a concern and responsible denizen of this historical place, which
is unique and beautiful in its own way, I strongly feel that I have every right to
know and right to raise my voice in what is happening in and around our Boleng ADC
headquarter. If given a proper attention, it can become a good tourist hot spot in
future. Hope my small appeal will be considered with outmost care and proper and
necessary attention will be given on time.
Monsoon and water supply
Through the column of your esteemed daily, I would like to appeal the concern departments
and school authorities to construct a well each for maintaining cleanliness and to
ensure availability of water.
Every year during monsoon, we have to suffer a lot due to damages to water pipelines
at various places across the state due to landslides and heavy rain falls.
Sometimes, we have to suffer for months waiting for restoration of pipelines.
I would further request Chief Minister and Govt of Arunachal Pradesh to introduce
special packages for uninterrupted water supply as a part of Swatch Bharat Abhiyaan,
as cleanliness is impossible without water.
Taki Longte Tamin,
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