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CM Tuki visits Arunachal's Mebo constituency, lauds their foodgrain-linked hard work

Thursday - Mar 14, 2013, 06:09pm (GMT+5.5)
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Kiyit (East Siang District, Arunachal Pradesh) - Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Nabam Tuki today lauded the people of Mebo constituency in East Siang district for their hard work put into providing food grains to the region.

A vast plain land along the banks of River Siang, Mebo is considered as rice bowl of the Siang belt.

Attending a massive Congress Rally at Kiyit village, 12 kms from Mebo town, Tuki praised the people for being pioneers in the field of education and politics.

The rally was organized by the Block Congress Committee of Mebo to officially welcome the joining of local MLA Ralom Borang and his supporters into Congress party recently. Borang had contested in the last Assembly elections from NCP.

Tuki called upon the people to continue to guide the state in the path of development.

To a rousing applause of the gathering, Tuki informed that the Center has approved establishment of an Agriculture College at Pasighat and expressed optimism that his prophesy of Pasighat becoming an educational hub of the state is coming true.

He urged Congress workers to keep faith in the party and assured that party will strive hard to work for the development of citizen irrespective of caste and creed.

Responding to a memorandum submitted by local MLA Ralom Borang, Tuki promised to sanction required fund for maintenance of Mebo-Dhola road in the next financial year. He also announced Rs 2 crore for construction of Cement-Concrete Raod for Mebo township and sufficient funds for flood control measures as per the recommendations of the Central Team which had recently visited the area.

The CM also emphasized that money for flood control to be sent by centre will be distributed to the affected people and he will never allow any fund to be diverted.

APCC President Mukut Mithi called on Congress workers to maintain unity and ensure that Congress wins forthcoming Panchayat election with thumping majority.

Earlier while submitting the memorandum to CM, local MLA Ralom Borang expressed hope that party will do much better in coming years and said Mebo under leadership of CM Tuki will witness major development.

Two veteran Congress leaders Toya Pertin and Anggong Megu were felicitated on the occasion. Both of them are associated with the party since 1972.

Also present on the occasion education minister Bosiram Siram, Industries minister Tapang Taloh, MLAs Karya Bagang, Alo Libang, Parliamentary Secretary Nido Pavitra, former minister cum vice president Congress Lombo Tayeng, DCC President, BCC President General Secretaries, Panchayat leaders, Gaon Burahs, Seva Dal members, Congress workers.





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