Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday has assured to abolish the non-schedules areas if voted to power in the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC).
In a statement, BJP state vice president Bernard N Marak accused the opposition Congress of turning major part of Garo Hills region into a non-scheduled area.
He said that the scheduled areas were changed into a Non Scheduled area during the reign of Congress violating the provisions of the Sixth Schedule itself.
He said the Non Hill Mauzas were introduced to facilitate the general administration like the Municipality and open the reserved seats. The BJP leader further assured that BJP will abolish all Non Scheduled areas and non Hill Mauzas which exist without a Mauzadar (RTI confirms this fact).
He alleged that Tura, Williamnagar, Resu, Baghmara, Tikrikilla, Rajabala, Mahendragarh, Dalu etc are Non Scheduled areas which were hidden from the public adding that municipalities in Garo Hills are functioning without proper NOC from GHADC.
“BJP are well aware of the violations of the Sixth Schedule and assures the people to abolish the non Scheduled areas if elected in majority to the GHADC,” Marak said.
He added that BJP takes responsibility to maintain the dignity of the Sixth Schedule in Garo Hills against all conspiracies Congress and other political parties.