SHILLONG, July 3: The newly elected Congress legislator from Chokpot, Bluebell R Sangma today said that her immediate task is to fight militancy in her constituency. Speaking on the sidelines of her oath taking ceremony, Sangma said that her priority will be to bring stability in the Garo Hills region. She said that she will seek help of Home Minister Roshan Warjri in this regard. “Since I am new in this profession, I will seek the help of the Home Minister in tackling militancy in Garo Hills particularly in my constituency,” Sangma said. She also said that she will do her best to help those youths who had gone astray to join the mainstream.
When quipped whether the government has done enough to tackle the problem of militancy in Garo Hills, Sangma said the government has done whatever it could do, but new outfits keep on popping up. With the entry of Sangma who recently emerged victorious in the recently concluded Chokpot bye-elections, the number of women legislators in the Meghalaya state legislative assembly has gone up to five in a sixty-member house. On Friday, Speaker AT Mondal administered the oath of office and secrecy to the first time legislator. Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma was also present during the swearing in ceremony.