| Mumbai |
November 3, 2020 2:02:25 am
The newly elected representative of Chushul constituency in the Leh-Ladakah Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) has said that the government must prioritise development of villages on the Line of Actual Control (LAC), as the people living there are “second guardian force” of the country after the armed forces.
The 26 new members of Leh-LAHDC were sworn in on Saturday. The BJP, with 15 members, heads the council. The Congress has nine members, and there are two Independents.
Konchok Stanzin, who quit BJP before the LAHDC election last month and successfully contested as an Independent from Chushul, a forward area on LAC, on Sunday said there had been “inadequate attention” to villages on the LAC in Ladakh, and the difference between his constituency and Moldo, on the Chinese side, is stark.
Stanzin said: “In Moldo, they have 5G networks – not one but two or three networks. There is 5G even in other areas such as Dumtele, Demchok. We can see their areas have 24×7 electricity. They have developed hydel dams that provide power supply to these areas. We can see all this from Chushul. The people in Chushul are making do with a few hours of supply, and…