| TDP News Desk |

ITANAGAR, Jun 20: National People's Party (NPP) MLA from Liromoba Pesi Jilen has said that he would work for the holistic development of his constituency.

The greenhorn, who defeated two-time MLA, Nyamar Karbak, said he fought the April 19 simultaneous assembly and general elections on development issues or the lack of it in his constituency.

My predecessors were busy in state politics and didn’t work for the development of the constituency, the first-time MLA said.

54-year-old, Jilen, who took voluntary retirement from government service as Under Secretary (Personnel), said a variety of issues including lack of healthcare facilities, lack of education, poor surface communication, etc., are plaguing his constituency.

“I will focus especially on surface and telecommunication connectivity,” he said.

“My constituency has been neglected for decades,” he said, adding, there are no proper roads, no healthcare facilities and public utilities.

He said the Liromoba circle established in 1959 (now EAC HQs) needs good roads, a minimum banking system, etc.

The Tai-Liromoba road, which was constructed in the mid-1970’s, is yet to be completely black-topped, as some portions of the road is in Leparada district, while some are in West Siang district.

As many as 3 to 4 villages are yet to be connected by road.

“Even my own village doesn’t have a road,” Jilen said.

The MLA said the quality of education is low as teachers don’t want to be posted there, as there is no road, and due to lack of facilities like government quarters, and other basic needs.

There are no students in village schools also which have compounded the problem, he added.

I will try to improve the quality of government schools and hospitals, Jilen said, adding that people badly need these facilities.

Even for small ailments, people have to rush to Aalo, the district headquarters, he said.

Jilen said it’s the same with banking services as government employees have to go to Aalo to withdraw cash.

“I will consult the public and involve all stakeholders to start new projects, seek funding and interact with the community to learn about their needs,” Jilen said.

Thanking people for reposing faith in him, the MLA said there can be wide range of improvements in all fields, while assuring of consistent efforts to improve things for betterment of the people.