From a Correspondent
Tura, Feb 10: The tiol People’s Party (NPP) has iled Chief Minister Mukul Sangma left, right and centre and vowed to end Congress misrule forever in Meghalaya.
Addressing several rallies under Bajengdoba constituency on Saturday to campaign for NPP candidate Pongseng R. Marak, NPP chief Conrad Sangma said Mukul Sangma’s rule in Meghalaya will end and he will lose both seats from Ampati and Songsak.
In Bajengdoba, it is a straight fight with Congress candidate Brigady Marak.
“People have realized there is no future in the Congress. We are extremely confident that with united support, the NPP would be able to form the next government in Meghalaya,” said Conrad, while welcoming at least 600-plus active Congress workers from different areas of Bajengdoba and Kharkutta constituencies.
Expressing concern over the poor development indices, Conrad said, “Congress has failed to ensure transparency in implementation of different Central schemes and the end result has been that people have suffered a lot. We have to end the Congress rule forever and choose a party that would work to create a new Meghalaya”.
He lambasted the Chief Minister and his government for its failure to implement the PMGSY roads in interior areas of Garo Hills.
“As Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Mukul has focused only in Ampati but the fact remains that he could not even developt Ampati. It is time we woke up and ensured the end of Congress once and for all,” he added.
He ridiculed the Congress for not being able to talk on issues and initiating false propaganda to create fear that if the NPP is given the mandate, religious institutions and minorities will face harassment as the party is an ally of the BJP.
“NPP has always raised its pitch for the indigenous people and the minorities. We have been working with the Centre to ensure that development reaches not just Meghalaya but the entire Northeast as well,” he said, while enlightening the people that the NPP was founded by late Purno Sangma to champion the cause of the minorities and people of the Northeast.
Conrad said the NPP has emerged as a major political force and will secure maximum seats in the ensuing election and form the government. “The wave of NPP is strong and is only growing. People of Meghalaya have faith on us and we will not leave any stone unturned to fulfill their expectations,” he added.
He said in almost all the constituencies of Meghalaya, the NPP has become a major force and Congress is trying to pollute the minds of the people as the party is aware that it has become impossible to win even a single seat.