From A Correspondent
Shillong, Jan 9: Former Cabinet Minister Prestone Tynsong on Tuesday promised welfare of farmers as a topmost priority, if the tiol People’s Party (NPP) is voted to power, at an election rally at Umroi in Ri-Bhoi district.
He stressed on the poor credit ratio of banks. “Lack of credit facilities is hampering economic growth of the farmers and small entrepreneurs,” said Tynsong, who alleged that Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma was not concerned about the rights of farmers. “I had taken up the issue of poor credit ratio with the CM, who hold the Fince portfolio, but he was least bothered. I made several attempts to apprise him to take necessary interventions, but due to his arrogance and dictatorial attitude, he did not address the issue,” the NPP leader claimed.
He also told the crowd that the Congress was trying to create misconception about NPP by propagating lies and spreading false rumours.
“NPP, as a party, is committed to work for the interest of all people, enhance their livelihood and protect their land rights,” he said.
Over 10,000 people pledged their support for NPP candidate Ngaitlang Dhar, former MLA of Umroi at the rally.
Speaking at the rally Dhar said that in 2013 the people had come to him with the mandate that he should ensure that all villages in Umroi should get roads and connectivity between villages and he had kept his promise.
Dhar informed the crowd that he had doted his entire salary of Rs 60 lakh, besides another Rs 9 lakh from his own account, to the dorbar, orphages, different denomitions, sports clubs and events, etc.
“In the last five years I have constructed more than 40 football fields in the constituency,” he claimed.
He said people have witnessed more development in the last four years under his tenure as MLA than in the last 40 years.