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Poll boycott threat by Mawlai Dorbar over poor road conditions

Shillong, March 28: The Dorbar Shnong of Mawlai Syllaikariah on Thursday said that the community will boycott the upcoming Lok Sabha election due to the negligence of the government on the longstanding grievances faced by the Dorbar Shnong.

The decision to boycott the MP election was made by the Executive Committee (EC) of the Dorbar Shnong of Mawlai Syllaikariah after the government failed to take action to repair damages caused by the PHE department on public roads within the Dorbar.

The Executive Committee of the Dorbar Shnong has decided not to participate in the upcoming Lok Sabha election scheduled for April 19 and has urged residents of Mawlai Syllailariah to join them to boycott the elections.

According to the Rangbah Shnong (Headman), C Shullai, the PHE department damaged public roads and footpaths while installing Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) pipelines since 2022, and despite repeated complaints to the concerned authorities, there was no initiate taken the repair the damaged roads.

Shullai said that prior to the installation of JNNURM pipelines in 2022, the Dorbar Shnong had renovated many roads and footpaths to enhance the locality’s appearance, using funds solely from the Dorbar Shnong for the benefit of the local community.

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