SHILLONG, Dec 05: Reacting to reports that Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma is likely to contest from Songsak constituency besides Ampati constituency in the upcoming 2018 state elections, Songsak MLA, Nihim D Shira has maintained that the Chief Minister is not a threat even as he called himself, ‘A son of the soil’.
“There is no threat as I am the son of the soil,” Shira said even as he added that the constituency for the past 40 years has suffered as constituencyhad to borrow MLAs from outside.
“But as I am the first son of soil and becoming an MLA, people still love and support me,” he said while welcoming anyone to contest against him from Songsak.
Shira also said that the National People’s Party (NPP) will have massive impact even in Garo Hills and will win not less than 15 seats in Garo Hills.
“If we get 15 from Garo Hills and 19-20 from the Khasi Hills region, we will be the single largest party and form the new Government here, “he said.
Shira had made these comments during a function organized to welcome SD Ramsiej into the NPP on Tuesday. Speaking at the sidelines of this function, Ramsiej said that he left the United Democratic Party (UDP) after he was denied a ticket even though the party had cleared his name in the first list.
He alleged that Mangkara Pathaw joined the UPD on November 14 and the party’s State Election Committee approved his name on November 22.