BJP MDCs oppose Elaka check gates

Jowai, Feb 8:
The Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC) today decided to implement a system of revenue collection by Dollois in their respective Elakas.
This, however, is facing opposition from BJP MDCs, Dawan Lyngoh, Lakhon Biam and Krison Langstang who said they cannot accept the setting up of check gates by the JHADC in the Elakas.

“We condemn the setting up of check gates by the Executive Committee of the JHADC in every Elaka because this will affect the poor,” the BJP MDCs said.
They also said JHADC does not have the courage to set up check gates or monitor gates near cement factories which have earned crores of rupees from Jaintia Hills. The MDCs have appealed to the residents of Jaintia Hills to oppose this move which, they said, will affect all locals.