Congress will strive hard for development: Tuki
Itanagar, Mar 14: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today urged Congress workers to keep faith in the party and assured that party will strive hard to work for the development of citizens, irrespective of caste and creed.
Attending a Congress rally at Kiyit village, 12 km from Mebo town in East Siang district, Mr Tuki lauded the people of Mebo constituency for the efforts they made to provide food for the region, official sources informed here.
A vast plain land along the banks of River Siang, Mebo is considered as rice bowl of the Siang belt.
Mr Tuki also praised the people for being pioneers in the field of education and politics.
The rally was organised by the BCC of Mebo to officially welcome local MLA Ralom Borang and his supporters, who joined the Congress recently.
Mr Borang had contested in the last Assembly elections from NCP. Mr Tuki called upon the people to continue guiding the state in the path of development.
The Chief Minister informed the gathering that the Centre has approved establishment of an Agriculture College at Pasighat and expressed optimism that his prophesy of Pasighat becoming an educational hub of the state is coming true.
Responding to a memorandum submitted by Mr Borang, Mr Tuki promised to sanction required fund for maintenance of Mebo - Dhola road in the next financial year.
He also announced Rs two crore for construction of cement-concrete road for Mebo Township and sufficient funds for flood control measures as per the recommendations of the Central Team, which had recently visited the area.
Mr Tuki emphasised that money for flood control to be sent by centre will be distributed to the affected people and he will never allow any fund to be diverted.
In his address, Arunachal Pradesh Congress Commmittee (APCC) president Mukut Mithi called on Congress workers to maintain unity and ensure that Congress wins the coming Panchayat election with a thumping majority.
Two veteran Congress leaders Toya Pertin and Anggong Megu were felicitated on the occasion. Both of them are associated with the party since 1972.
Education Minister Bosiram Siram, Industries Minister Tapang Taloh, MLAs Karya Bagang and Alo Libang, Parliamentary Secretary Nido Pavitra and other senior leaders of the party were present on the occasion, sources added.