SHILLONG, May 25: Deputy Chief Minister of Manipur Yumnam Joykumar Singh and Sports and Youth Affairs Minister of Manipur Letpao Haokip campaigned for NPP candidate Clement G. Momin on Friday.
Singh and Haokip, accompanied by Chief Advisor to Chief Minister of Meghalaya Thomas Sangma and State Working President of NPP SB Sangma, addressed party supporters and workers at Latri and Sonabil under Ampati constituency.
“Mukul Sangma and Congress party have never showed any concern for the people and the future of Ampati constituency. In the name of development, few roads and infrastructure were created in the constituency. But the educational facilities in Ampati and South West Garo Hills are very poor, which is a testimony to the fact that they failed to create an environment for the future of our children,” said Yumnam Joykumar Singh.
Singh said former MLA of Ampati Mukul Sangma, who vacated the seat for his daughter Miani D. Shira, failed to provide educational facilities to the children and the youth because he was sacred to create an educated society.
“He (Mukul Sangma) failed to create the basic facilities in education, health, social security and economic stability for Ampati. Mukul terrorized the people with fear and created a perception of development, which is not a reality,” Singh added.
Urging the people to strengthen the NPP, the Deputy Chief Minister of Manipur said, “Leaders of NPP are from the Northeast and they understand the needs and requirement of the people of the region better than any other national political party. Our leaders are connected to the people and are easily accessible. It is important that the people of Ampati constituency vote and further strengthen the party, which is making all out effort to voice and raise the concern of people from the Northeast.” Letpao Haokip said the by-election to Ampati constituency is very important for the NPP, which currently has 20 MLAs in the State Assembly.
“If the people of Ampati give us the mandate we will emerge as the single largest party in Meghalaya. The NPP is a new party and has been able to expand its reach to different parts of the country. We urge the people to strengthen us further, so that we continue to envisage and work to create better infrastructure and facilities for our people.”
He said that Mukul Sangma had betrayed his own people.
“Mukul does not love his own people, so he left the constituency. The by-election is an opportunity to demonstrate and respond to him that the people of Ampati are ready to embrace a new party that is committed to create a better future for their children.”
He praised the Chief Minister of Meghalaya Conrad K Sangma as one of the most dynamic Chief Minister in the country and sought people’s support to ensure that Clement G Momin wins the election with a thumping majority.