PM spells out UPA's developmental agenda for Arunachal
No post alliance with any party: Khandu reiterates
Pasighat, Oct 3: Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh today exhorted the people for bringing
back the Congress to power in Arunachal Pradesh. He was adressing a party rally at
General Ground, Pasighat. Dr Singh said that Congress stands for the Aam Aadmi and
Arunachal Pradesh needs a government which can work together with the centre for
the development. The Prime Minister said that centre will focus on the infrastructural
development of Arunachal Pradesh and that it has already rolled out its policies.
Highlighting various developments the state had achieved during the term of the UPA
government, the Prime Minister said the Rs 24,000 crore massive development package,
announced by him last year, was aimed at bringing the state at par with other developed
states of the country.
Expressing satisfaction over the judicious implementation of the package, Dr Singh
lauded the state government for maintaining transparency while executing all the
schemes under the package.
The Prime Minister said the 1500 Km Trans Arunachal Highway will be completed in
four years time while Harmutty-Itanagar Rail link is scheduled to be completed in
five years. He further said that 3000 MW Dibang Hydro Power Project is in the process
of implementation. The Prime Minister also said that land has been procured for
Green Airports at Mechuka, Pasighat and Tuting while advanced landing ground at Aalo,
Daporijo and Tezu will come up soon. He further said that every district will have
Krishi Vigyan Kendra and several educational institutions would be established in
Meanwhile Chief Minister Dorjee khandu reiterated that Congress will form the government
on its own and there would be no post poll alliance with any political parties. Khandu
said that Congress would get the magic number on its own and that there would be
no need of support from any other parties.
A confident Khandu said that all the Congress candidates from East Siang would be
sent to the Legislative assembly with thumping majority. The Chief Minister appealed
to the Prime Minister for establishment of FCI depots in all the districts. APCC
President Nabum Tuki said that successive Congress Govt at the centre took keen interest
in development of Arunachal Pradesh. Union Minister of state and AICC Incharge of
Arunachal V Narayansamy, MP Ninong Ering, Secretary AICC Sanjay Bapna along with
Congress candidates attended the rally. (With inputs from UNI)