TURA, Feb 10: Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma, according to his arch rival and party president of the NPP, Conrad K Sangma, is set to lose both the Ampati and Songsak seats in the coming elections even as the Tura MP contended that his party had gotten stronger in all constituencies in the state.
Conrad made this statement in front of a huge gathering of NPP supporters at the village of Gokul in the Bajengdoba constituency in North Garo Hills on Saturday.
Expressing concern on the poor development indices Conrad said, “Congress has failed to ensure transparency in implementation of different central schemes and the end result has been that people have suffered a lot. We have to end the Congress rule forever and choose a party that would work to create a new Meghalaya.”
Lambasting the CM, the Tura MP stated that the failure to implement rural roads under PMGSY in the interiors, the state had become a difficult place to travel in. He recounted a recent trip to Dokongsi under Kharkutta where there are literally no proper roads for about 300 villages.
“As chief minister of Meghalaya, Mukul has focused only in Ampati but the fact remains that he could not even development Ampati. It is time that we wake up and ensure the end of Congress for once and all,” he added.
Conrad further hit upon ‘false propaganda’ of the Congress which according to him was due to a lack of issues to talk about.
“The Congress party is not being able to talk on issues and thus initiating false propaganda to create fear that if NPP is given the mandate, then religious institutions and minorities will face harassment as NPP is an ally of the BJP,” said Conrad.
“NPP has always raised its pitch for the indigenous people and the minorities. We have been working with the centre to ensure that development reaches not just in Meghalaya but entire North East”, he said, while enlightening the people that NPP was founded by late Purno Sangma to champion the cause of the minorities and people of North East.
He expressed confidence that NPP has emerged as a major political force and will secure maximum seats in the ensuing election and form the government.
“Mukul cannot fool the people of Meghalaya anymore. The wave of NPP is strong and is only growing. People of Meghalaya have faith in us and we will not leave any stones unturned to fulfill their expectations,” he exhorted.