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CM failed to follow changing political wave, says Conrad

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  15 Oct 2017 12:00 AM GMT

STAFF CORRESPONDENT

SHILLONG, Oct 14: Two days after Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said that the tiolist People Party (NPP) will not cross the double digit mark in the upcoming Assembly elections, NPP president and Tura MP Conrad K Sangma on Saturday said that the Congress leader has failed to follow the changing political scerio of the State.

Speaking to The Sentinel on Saturday, NPP chief Sangma said, “Chief Minister Sangma has failed to realize the wind of change blowing in the State. He is not being realistic by ignoring the political developments in the recent past.”

Terming the utterance of the Chief Minister as a voice of a ‘single voter’, the NPP leader stated that there are lakhs of voters who will defied his perception through the ballot (EVMs).

On being asked about NPP making inroads in the State, the Chief Minister had said, “The NPP will have MLAs in a single digit and will gain from the vacuum that we are trying to fill in.”

Reacting to this the Tura MP said, “He has the right to give his opinion and the numbers of 2018 will nullify his claim.”

The NPP has already sounded poll bugle and has roped in as many as four sitting party MLAS besides two independent legislators to the party.

Regarding the speculations doing the round that the NPP likely to poach more legislators, the NPP chief said, “We are not poaching but looking for people who wanted a change.”

Assembly poll in Meghalaya is likely to be held in March next year. There are 36 Assembly constituencies in Khasi Jatia Hills and 24 in Garo Hills. The NPP has a big presence in Garo Hills and its recent inroads in Khasi Jaitia Hills have sent other rival parties into tizzy.

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