SHILLONG, Jan 09: Garnering support for NPP candidate from Umroi, Ngaitlang Dhar, former cabinet minister Prestone Tynsong on Tuesday promised welfare of farmers as one of the top most priority if the party is voted to power at an election rally in Umroi, Ri-Bhoi.
Stressing that the lack of credit facilities is hampering the economic growth of the farmers and small entrepreneurs, he alleged that the Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma was not concerned for the rights of the farmers.
“I had taken up the issue of poor credit ratio with CM, who holds the finance 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 said.
He also told the crowd that Congress was trying to create misconception about NPP by propagating lies and spreading false rumors. “NPP as a party is committed to work for the interest of all people and enhance their livelihood and protect land rights of the people”, he said.
The rally, which saw attendance of over 10,000 people, pledged their support for NPP candidate Ngaitlang Dhar, who is also the former MLA of Umroi.
Speaking at the rally Dhar informed that in 2013, 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 added that he had donated his entire salary of Rs. 60 lakhs plus 9 lakhs from his own account to the Dorbar, orphanages, different denominations, sports clubs and events, et al.
“In the last 5 years I have constructed more than 40 football fields in the constituency,” he said.
He also underlined that people have witnessed more development in the last 4 years under his tenure as MLA than in the last 40 years.