Assam minister Sanjoy Kishan, ward commissioner of ward number 6 Nagender Singh and local residents during laying of foundation stone on Manav Kalyan Road in Tinsukia town Credit: Rishu Kalantri

Tinsukia: Assam minister of labour welfare and Tinsukia MLA Sanjoy Kishan laid the foundation stone of around two dozen roads in all the 15 wards under Tinsukia Municipal Board in Assam’s Tinsukia district on Tuesday.

The development comes ahead of civic polls in the Assam which is due this year and at a time when there is a partial shutdown in the state as a precautionary measure to stop the spread of novel coronavirus in the state.

Speaking with EastMojo, Kishan said, “The BJP government is committed to development of Tinsukia constituency, and as part of this commitment, I have laid the foundation stone of various roads in the town.”

“The total amount to be invested in construction and roads and drain in the town area is Rs 32 crore. Foundation stones of some roads will be done in coming days,” Kishan added.

Kishan said that development works have nothing to do with elections. “They will come and go but I shall continue development of my constituency,” he added.

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Ajay Dhadich, a resident of ward number 6, said that the condition of this stretch of Manav Kalyan road was in poor shape for the past several months. “Residents of this area met the MLA to draw his attention and we are thankful that he gave importance to our demands and has laid the foundation stone of this road.”

“The gathering was kept limited due to the coronavirus scare,” a source in the BJP told EastMojo.

He said that they were lucky to have such a minister as their representative who’s committed towards the people. “This can be made out from the fact that he continued laying foundation stone of roads from one ward to another from 9.00 am to 3.30 pm in a stretch without even caring about his lunch,” the source added.

The last elections of civic body were held on February 4, 2015 and results were declared on February 12, 2015. “The tenure of the current board will finish on April 4,” a source said.

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