May 15, 2011 Off By Editor

The last fortnight have been very eventful. Osama Bin Laden has been supposedly killed by the US Army, Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu’s dead body was found near the China Border, and Assembly Election Results were declared after a long break since the voting. All these events would have major impact in the coming future. With Osama Bin Laden being killed in Pakistan, the future of Pakistan seems unpredictable that might impact India as well. Indian Govt. will have to keep a strict watch on the series of events that would be happening in the next few days.

With Dorjee Khandu’s death, we lost a very good politician. He left a void that would be difficult to fill in a very long time. We hope that he inspires some of the young politicians in the state and Arunachal Pradesh would continue on its run to development.

The Assembly Elections held in Assam brought a new set of problems. For the first time in its history, Assam does not have an opposition. Although, AGP has been crying foul, but the fact is that there was no party which could be an alternative to Congress. People wanted a different Govt. but they were left with no other choice. The Congress was very confident of its win but did not take it easily and they went ahead with a strategy for sealing a win. They mobilised the youth and the women votes. Now, that the elections are over and there is no opposition it seems that the development would be slower than before. We can only hope that citizens and media would act more responsibly and prove to be a good opposition.

Pramathesh Borkotoky

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