Meghalaya, along with Nagaland and Tripura, came under poll bound states with the official announcement of date and the imposition of Code of Conduct; all the 60 legislators once again are at par with the commoners in the society. Meghalaya will go to polls for the 9th Meghalaya Legislative Assembly on February 23 and the counting of votes will be held on February 28. Along with Meghalaya, Nagaland will follow the same dates for its Assembly polls. Tripura however, will go for polls on February 14 but have the counting on February 28.
The term of the Meghalaya Assembly ends on March 10, Tripura’s on March 16 and Nagaland’s on March 18. But for the masses, the announcement does not make any different, not aware that for this 45 days it is time to seek for progress reports from all the 60 legislators or the political parties, who were entrusted to take our state forward. They had only acted in the interest of the public and not the master themselves. Does anyone really care to do so?