Former Director of Health Services (DHS) and UDP candidate from North Shillong Dr Aman Warr on February 7 called North Shillong an ‘unpolished diamond’, adding that the constituency is the economic hub of Shillong and the state, as a whole.
Speaking to media persons after filing his nomination today, Dr Warr said, “The economy in my constituency – right from Iewduh to Khyndai Lad; we need to polish and make it shine.”
When asked why he joined politics, Dr Warr said, “I have seen what the scenario in the state is with regards to governance. Whatever little experience I have gathered, I want to use it to make Meghalaya a land of beauty again.”
The UDP candidate also listed down his agenda and priorities, stating that the issues are multiple – from education, and health to livelihood.
When asked about the alleged misappropriation of funds allocated to tackle the COVID pandemic, the former DHS denied all allegations and said that in his 30 years career, he has worked hard and saved money.
“You mean to say I have not saved anything? The allegation of me getting rich because of COVID funds is baseless,” he added.
Speaking about COVID, Dr Warr said that the pandemic first came like a hurricane but, it disappeared like a calm breeze because all the COVID warriors, including the shnong, fought very well.
“That is why when the second wave came, the people were prepared and they have learnt to live with the disease – why? Because we have been able to instill a sense of confidence among the people – for them to learn and live with the disease and to prepare for any eventuality,” he added.