- The Western parts of people are no longer needed to visit their State Capital via Guwahati
- Meghalaya is pioneering State to bring a new Health Insurance Scheme (Meghalaya Health Insurance Scheme).
Shillong: After PM Modi’ visit in the state, CM Mukul Sangma released an official statement that targets the PM Modi. CM stated that it was surprising to hear from the Hon’ble Prime Minister that there was no development in the State. The statement came through an official letter written by CM Sangma to PM Modi, sources said.
Sangma said that Prime Minister had used the venue of the Official programme for his political party rally which is totally unacceptable and against all conventions. It was surprising to hear from the Hon’ble Prime Minister who made a statement that there was no development in the State, but he indeed inaugurated the road projects implemented by the Congress Government. It was sanctioned by the responsive Congress-led UPA Government at the State, which understood the needs of the people and made huge investments over a period of time to build the massive road connectivity projects. These include ‘The Shillong Bye pass project and the four laning of Shillong – Guwahati Road’.
CM further said that these massive investments have come up over a period of time because of the persistent and committed effort of the Congress Government to get these massive projects sanctioned by their leadership in Delhi who understood and acknowledged the hope and aspirations of the state’s beloved people. Such massive investments were unprecedented in the history of Meghalaya. It was because of sheer love and care showed by the leadership led by Mrs. Sonia Gandhi and Dr. Manmohan Singh who responded to requests of the State Govt. Thanks to the visionary and authentic leadership. These road projects are now connecting people from both west and eastern sides.
The CM Sangma added that the Western parts of people are no longer needed to visit their State Capital via Guwahati. It was ironical to hear these words on lack of development in the State from the incumbent Hon’ble Prime Minister who just inaugurated those projects, which were actually brought by the Congress-led UPA Govt.
According to Mukul, Meghalaya is pioneering State to bring a new Health Insurance Scheme (Meghalaya Health Insurance Scheme). This is one of the most inclusive programmes covering all aspects of the life. Now it could be seen that people, regardless of their economic background could go to any hospital, whether it is a private or Govt. hospital, to access the best health services. The Central Govt. in fact invited the State Govt… to present about this exemplary health initiative to other States.
It may be mentioned that the North-Eastern States used to get block grants through the Planning Commission under the UPA Govt. These funds were used for taking up innovative schemes like MHIS and various other need-based local projects. Since the BJP led Govt., came into power, the North-Eastern States are not receiving these Block grants meant for the North-Eastern States to bridge the critical infrastructure gaps.