“It is a sad experience for us. People elected them but they (the MLAs) instead of sticking with the party and working for the people, shifted their loyalty which, is ‘very unfortunate’,” he said at a party meeting in Itanagar after laying the foundation stone of the first ever college of agriculture at Pasighat in East Siang district.

Pawar, who is the Union Minister for Agriculture and Food Processing Industries, exhorted the party workers to adopt a different approach with regard to the functioning of the party. He asked them to put more focus on women and youth force.

 “If equal opportunity is given to women and youth to participate in election, I am confident that NCP will further be strengthened in the state,” Pawar said with conviction and advised the party’s state leadership to select ‘good’ candidates duly supported by the workers for the Parliamentary and Assembly elections due next year.
“NCP, despite being a small party is an effective part of the UPA-II government at the Centre. This is a party formed not for the sake of contesting elections but to work for the welfare of the people, especially the weaker section of the society,” he added.
Pawar also called upon his party workers to shun any communal approach work with a true secular spirit.
Referring to the immense potential of the northeastern states in agriculture and allied sectors, he advocated for a holistic approach in infrastructure development which if improved, would make the region as a major producer of agricultural crops.
“With improvement in surface communication, North East will become a major tourist destination of the country,” he added.


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