Shillong, April 23: Meghalaya Chief Minister and NPP chief Conrad K Sangma on Monday campaigned for NPP candidate form Williamnagar constituency Marcuise Marak, which will go to polls on April 27.
The Chief Minister was accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong, Deputy Speaker of Meghalaya Legislative Assembly Timothy D Shira, CEM of GHADC Dipul Marak and a host of other party leaders and functionaries.
Sangma said the NPP is committed to all-round development of the State. “We’ve formed the government with our post-poll coalition partners and we are focused to work for all regions of the State to accelerate growth and development,” he said, while stating that the Opposition would try to mislead the public.
“The Congress has nothing to say against us, so they will make efforts to create confusion among people. But within a short stint of the formation of the government, we were able to work to solve some of the long pending issues concerning welfare of the State, including release of the salaries for the SSA teachers,” said Sangma.
The Opposition has been trying to portray a wrong picture of the NPP, but the 2018 election was a testimony to the fact that we have been able to work for the welfare of the people of the State, he added.
“We’ve a long way to go and this is only possible if all sections of the society come together,” Sangma added.
“In the 2018 elections, the people of Meghalaya voted for a non-Congress government in the State and voted us to power. Our government is doing everything possible to fulfill the aspirations of the people. A victory vote from Williamnagar will further accelerate development across the region,” he said.
He addressed four public meetings in Williamnagar constituency on Monday including Nengkra, Dawa Nengkatok, Kusimkolgre and Balsrigittim and sought people’s mandate for Marcuise Marak.
The Chief Minister said that the previous government neglected the interest of the State and its people. “Our engagement with Prime Minister and other Union Ministers has been fruitful. We’ve been able to make our issues heard,” he added.
He told the gathering that within a week of the MDA government, the pending salaries for SSA teachers were cleared.
He said that the plenty of funds meant for the State were lying with the Central government as the previous government lacked the initiative to follow- up on th pending schemes. According to the Chief Minister, some of the pending schemes were connected to development of roads across the State.
The chief minister also accused the Opposition of running a ‘misinformation’ campaign in the run up to the Williamnagar polls, spreading false propaganda of church attacks and beef ban.