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Union minister blames Mizoram government for poor roads

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Union minister blames Mizoram government for poor roads

Aizawl: Union minister of state for road transport and highway Mansuk L. Mandaviya on Saturday rained huge attack on Congress-led Mizoram government for poor road condition across the state and accused of it neglecting highway development and not fully utilizing fund sanctioned by the Centre for the purpose of road improvement in the state.

Addressing a welcome reception at the BJP office here on Saturday evening, Mandaviya said he was sceptical about the manner the Mizoram government was using fund meant for development of roads in the state.

He said that the central government sanctioned crore of rupees for construction and improvement of roads in Mizoram.

Mandaviya, who also holds the portfolio of chemical and fertilizers alleged that the state government did properly used fund allocated by the centre for development of roads in the state.

“If the state government had spent the allocated fund properly, there would not have been bad roads in the state,” he said.

He also alleged that the state government used to construct and renovate roads on the eve of elections just to get votes.

“The Congress led Mizoram government used to constructs roads just in a name and as a face saver. No sincere attention was given to it. The state government is hesitant to construct road because it fear that it will bring good reputation to the BJP led Central government by doing so,” he alleged.

The minister said that the BJP, if comes to power in upcoming assembly elections, would take massive effort to bring all-round development in Mizoram and make the state a role model for others and tourist destination.

He also heaped praise on Mizoram as one of the most comfortable places blessed with favourable climate as compare to other countries.

Expressing happiness over the formation of BJP led government in Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC), Mandaviya said the most interesting and unique thing about the CADC election was the formation of United Legislature Party (ULP) by six elected Congress members, who gave unconditional support to the BJP led government by leaving their party identity.

He said that many Congress leaders and party workers in India have reposed faith in Narendra Modi and began to switch over the BJP.

“The formation of BJP led government supported by six Congress members in CADC signifies that Congress has began to lose public confidence in Mizoram,” he said, adding the BJP welcomes everyone to join the party.

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Mr. Khojol is a journalist based in Aizawl, Mizoram. He writes for various national and regional media houses. In his free time, he can be caught reading books and watching movies.

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