From a correspondent
Tura, Jan 11: The tiol People’s Party (NPP) chief Conrad K. Sangma on Wednesday labeled Chief Minister Mukul Sangma as a “dictator”. Conrad made this statement during a rally at Mawhati for NPP candidate from the constituency Daskhiat Lamare. He said that ex-Congress legislators have severed their ties with the party and joined the NPP because they were not allowed to perform and deliver under Mukul’s leadership. “Mukul is a dictator and never allowed his colleagues to participate,” said Conrad at an election rally at Mawhati in Ri-Bhoi district of Meghalaya.
He told the crowd that the NPP would allow the leaders to engage and work for the community and the overall development of the State. “The former Congress leaders are very happy to be a part of the NPP family and confident that with the support of the people they would be able to restore democracy and bring an end to the dictatorial rule of one man show,” he added.
A large section of people under Mawhati constituency are dependent on broomstick. NPP chief reiterated that, in 2016, his party had appealed to the Central government for zero GST on broom, which was accepted.
“We had to engage with the central government to exempt GST on broom. After several rounds of engagement with the central leadership it was filly exempted in May 2017,” he told the crowd, while stating that government had earlier planned 12 per cent GST on broom and after revision it decided to levy 5 per cent GST.
NPP legislator from Dadenggre constituency James Sangma said, “Conrad Sangma is an only MP in the parliament who has been fighting for the issues affecting indigenous and minority community”.