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Dorbar threatens to boycott LS elections

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By Our Reporter

SHILLONG, March 28: The Dorbar Shnong of Mawlai Syllaikariah on Thursday threatened to boycott the upcoming Lok Sabha polls as a mark of protest against the failure of the state government to repair the roads in the locality.
This decision was taken by the Executive Committee of the Dorbar Shnong.
Talking to a section of the reporters, Mawlai Syllaikariah Rangbah Shnong C Shullai said that the roads in the locality have been damaged in view of the laying of blue pipes by the PHE department for Greater Shillong Water Supply Scheme (GSWSS) Phase III funded under Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).
According to him, the PHED has failed to take steps to repair the damaged road since 2022 despite repeated reminders from the Dorbar Shnong.
The Dorbar Shnongs, he added, had renovated the roads the locality prior to the laying of the blue pipes by the PHED for the betterment of the people.
Shullai has urged the local residents to support the decision to boycott the upcoming elections.
It may be mentioned that the deteriorating roads in Shillong have prompted many stakeholders to call out the state government seeking action.
Meghalaya is a place which experiences one of the highest rainfalls in the world, and this makes maintaining roads daunting. However, there has been concern from certain fronts about the lack of a proper maintenance plan for quick remedial action.
The Lok Sabha elections in the state’s two seats – Shillong and Tura — will be held in the first phase on April 19.

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