TURA, Feb 16: NPP chief Conrad K Sangma on Friday castigated Chief Minister Mukul Sangma for showing “false dreams” to the people of the State by “hiding the facts”.
“Mukul said I’ve not done my homework on the roads in plain belt area of Garo Hills. In fact, the roads are in deplorable conditions and he is selling a dream of NH-127 B, which is yet to become a reality. I feel sorry for Mukul as he has failed to do his class work,” said Conrad during a rally at Dagal under Songsak constituency, where Mukul is pitted against NPP strongman Nihim D. Shira. Addressing several rallies under Songsak and Rongjeng constituency, Conrad attacked Mukul for branding him as a ‘memorandum MP’.
In an attempt to strike a cord with the electorate of Songsak, Conrad said that the NPP would usher in a positive era in Meghalaya. “People of Meghalaya have suffered a lot under the Congress regime. It’s time for the people to be conscious of their rights and vote for a Government that would ensure a secure, independent as well as a conducive environment for growth and development,” Conrad added. He also assured the people that the NPP would embark on the single agenda of growth. “As a party, we would ensure that the momentum of growth is not region centric. Thus, we’ve chalked out a strategic plan for the holistic development of Meghalaya.”
“People have lost their trust on the Congress. But this time we will ensure that people are united to dethrone them from power,” the NPP chief said.
Alleging that Mukul was trying to satisfy his ego by contesting from Songsak constituency, Conrad said, “In 2016 Lok Sabha bye-election, Mukul said that he would wipe out the NPP from Songsak and Dadenggre. But it is only his wishful dream. He (Mukul) is now trying hard to retain even Ampati, so he is contesting from Songsak. However, he will receive the ultimate answer on March 3 as people are not willing to accept him neither in Songsak nor in Ampati”.
Lambasting Mukul for his false promises and tall claims of development in Meghalaya, he said, “People from Congress party are coming out in large numbers to join the NPP because they are frustrated with his dictatorial attitude.”