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Conrad alludes to tsumi in Garo Hills

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  13 Nov 2017 12:00 AM GMT


SHILLONG, Nov 12: tiol People’s Party (NPP) tiol president Conrad Sangma said that a tsumi has erupted in Garo Hills once the people heard that many sitting MLAs and MDCs in Khasi-Jaintia hills are joining the party.

“When the people heard that in Khasi-Jaintia hills leaders such as Prestone Tyngsong, HS Shylla, Pyniaid Sing Syiem, Lawan War, CB Syiem, Wailad Shylla, Sngewbhalang Dhar, Ngaitlang Dhar and other will be joining the NPP, there was a tsumi in Garo Hills,” Sangma said at an NPP meeting held recently.

Stating that the NPP will get the magic number on its own to form the next government, Sangma said, “I’m sure that after the 2018 Assembly election results are announced, the NPP will not just become the single largest party. It will be a single party government and we will get majority on our own.”

“I think in the history of Meghalaya, the 2018 Assembly polls may be one of the most important elections for the NPP. Because of the misrule of Mukul Sangma, Meghalaya today is facing a major crisis and the people have the power to change after what Mukul had done to our beautiful State,” he said.

He added, “If we look at other parts of the country, the people are rejecting the congress. There was a time when Indira Gandhi was Prime Minister and the Congress ruled 20 States in the country. But today, the Congress does not even have a government in five States and I know that the Congress will also lose Himachal Pradesh and Meghalaya next year.”

He said, as per the Comptroller and Auditor General report, Meghalaya had lost Rs 850 crore in 2015-16 from three departments – Transport, Mining and Exercise.

“This is all because of mismagement and misgovernce of the present government. And when people approach the government seeking roads, schools etc, the government says sorry we don’t have funds. If the government had proper run the departments, Rs 850 crore would have come in handy,” he said.

Sangma further pointed out that in the CAG report for the year 2013-14 the same thing had happened and more than Rs 700 crore was lost by the Government of Meghalaya.

“Dr Mukul Sangma says that the government does not have funds, but he has got Rs 15 crore to build his new bungalow, no funds to pay school teachers but he has got 4-5 crore to fince a television movie film,” he said, adding that as a leader and as a Chief Minister he should know what is more important for the people. And if he does not know, then he has no right to be in the Chief Minister’s chair, he added.

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