30% BJP supporters did not vote in South Shillong: Sanbor

MLA wants facelift of roads in South Shillong

Shillong, May 21: Thirty percent of South Shillong BJP voters did not vote in the Lok Sabha polls as the party did not put up candidate for Lok Sabha polls.

BJP legislator from South Shillong Sanbor Shullai told reporters on Tuesday that it was due to anger against the party’s failure to field a candidate from Shillong.


“Our volunteers said Sir people went to push the button but since my name was not there and my symbol was not there, they went to the presiding officer and asked where is the name of Sanbor and where is the Lotus (symbol) of Narendra Modi and they ran away and did not cast their votes,” he said.

South Shillong recorded the lowest voter turnout with only 58.36 per cent.

PWD roads need facelift 

Sanbor also urged the state government to improve the PWD roads in his constituency.

“I humbly request you to kindly consider my request to facelift the entire PWD roads within 19th South Shillong constituency,” Shullai said in a letter submitted to the deputy chief minister in-charge PWD (Roads) Prestone Tynsong on Tuesday.

He said the existing old PWD roads within the Municipal areas under his constituency, have only been repaired from time to time for the past several years. There has been a multifold increase in the number of tourist homestays, lodges and guest houses within the constituency.

Further, with several upcoming proposed projects like ropeway from Shillong peak view point to Madan Laban (Raid Laban) and other important link roads within South Shillong constituency, the constituency will be promoting tourism at a greater height and also help to decongest the entire Shillong city.

“The roads within the municipal area of South Shillong constituency need a modern-day facelift by implementing the bituminous concrete road schemes. Such beautification of roads with proper demarcation for parking and other provisions will only ensure the constituency will add glory towards the Smart City Scheme of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” he said.

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