SHILLONG: Ahead of the parliamentary elections in the State, a banker on Tuesday joined the Congress party in Garo Hills.
Beryl B Sangma, a retired Chief General Manager with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) decided to join the party and support its candidate Dr Mukul Sangma.
Sangma is the son of late Karnesh R Marak, who was the first Member of Parliament from Garo Hills after Meghalaya got its Statehood.
Sangma informed that he joined the Congress party after he saw the blunder made in economic and fiscal policies by the BJP and the NPP.
“Having been a senior executive of the RBI, I have seen the damage done by the economic and fiscal policies of the BJP and NPP governments and now I am spreading awareness to the people about their fallacies and hollow election promises”, he said.
The former banker was also full of praise for Dr Sangma.
Sangma praised the Congress candidate from the Tura Lok Sabha seat and attributed the end of militancy in Garo Hill to him.
“He restored peace and law and order in the state by wiping out militancy,” the ex-RBI officer said.
Sangma also said that the Tura Congress candidate is development oriented and had genuine love for the people of the state especially for Garo Hills.
“Dr Mukul M Sangma has done so much for the state including setting up new districts, civil sub divisions, police stations, opened so many schools, technical institutes, colleges, institutes of higher learning, hospitals, built good roads and bridges and improved communication.” he said praising Dr Sangma.
Sangma as an RBI officer was posted all over the country.
He also had a stint with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) when he was sent on deputation to the agency.
Sangma also represented India at Interpol, Lyons, France.
He had a close liaison with the officials of Ministry of Finance during his period at the bank’s Central Office at Mumbai.
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