Date: January 30, 2018
TNT- The Northeast Today
I would like to appreciate experts from different fields who have written their opinions on the upcoming elections in Meghalaya on The Shillong Times column and whether they could bring changes in the corrupt ridden state.
The much awaited announcement was made by the Election Commission of India recently on declaring the polling dates for Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland. Charity begins at home and Meghalaya has a lot of homework to do. On the 21st January 2018, Meghalaya celebrated its 46th statehood day but do we have time to ponder over the sectors such as education, health, electricity etc… which are just going down?
Our financial condition is not even ailing and the state did raise the pay structure of its employees. Do they really deserve when the government is in ruins. Witnessing party changes and jumping from one place to another seems to be just what our local MLAs are just doing. There are many parts of the city where water is wasted, pipes leaked and that too when government offices which are allocated to look after for that specific purpose, quarters are located nearby.
Five years and another five years- where is the correct blueprint and mindset? To make our government a better one, I would advise our seat loving politicians to read 'Political Order and Political Decay,' by Francis Fukuyama.
As every political party party speaks about 'Change', the only thing that seems to be changing are the political parties in power and their manifestos!
C .L Gatphoh