Published on : Monday, January 8, 2018
Just ahead of the announcement of the Assembly elections in Meghalaya, Indian Union Minister of State for Tourism K.J. Alphons announced a tourism package of ₹70 crore on Sunday to develop religious and spiritual circuits in the State.
The Ministry had sanctioned ₹61.38 crore for illumination, landscaping and construction of parking lots and toilets and other facilities in 37 churches.
Another ₹8.61 crore will be given for similar projects to 11 other religious groups.
Denying that the announcement was aimed at attracting voters, the Minister accused the Congress government of obstructing the Centre from implementing an inclusive project to bring about religious harmony in the State.