By Our Reporter
SHILLONG: The KSU Mawlai Circle has come down heavily on Paul Lyngdoh for his recent statement in support of rail connectivity in Meghalaya.
The former KSU president and present working president of the UDP had, in a statement on Friday last, stressed on the need for rail connectivity in the State in view of the recent hike in petrol prices and the subsequent hike in prices of food items in the State.
“It is surprising that the former KSU leader, who had once protested against rail connectivity in the State, had uttered these words,” KSU Mawlai circle president Donboklang Kharlyngdoh said.
“Instead of speaking on issues relating to the problem of influx and implementation of the Inner Line Permit, the former KSU leader is now supporting rail connectivity in the State,” Kharlyngdoh said, while adding, “We will continue to oppose rail connectivity in the State as long as the government does not come up with a concrete solution to the problem of influx which is on the rise in the State.”
The UDP working president has, meanwhile, justified his statement saying that the rise in prices of food commodities owing to the recent hike in petrol prices by Rs 7.50 has affected many people in the State as most of the commodities have to be brought to Meghalaya via roadways.