TURA, Feb 21: Baghmara, one of the most neglected constituencies in the entire state will see a six way battle for the seat this coming election and one of the contestants is a former government employee and veterinarian, Dr Saljagringgrang R Marak, who recently retired from his post to contest as an independent.
Dr Marak, who is among a young crop of politicians says he believes that he needs to be the change he wants to see and thus wants to represent the people of Baghmara.
SHILLONG, Feb 21 (MIPR): In view of the upcoming State Assembly Election, the Superintendent of Police (SCRB), Meghalaya, Shillong, has maintained that active usage of Social Media Platform by the general public in posting and sharing of any incident which are happening in the State could be sensitive in nature and may lead to communal tension and breakdown of Law & Order.
SHILLONG, Feb 20: Congress president, Rahul Gandhi has expressed his pleasure while remarking that an arrogant BJP has failed in its attempt to buy the churches in Meghalaya by offering them crores of rupees.
Addressing an election campaign at Garobadha in West Garo Hills (WGH) district, Rahul said, “I know that BJP has bought many MLAs, MPs and leaders in Meghalaya. They have even bought some of my party members too. But now in their arrogance they think they can buy God. Are the Khasis, the Garos, the Jaintias, Rabhas and other tribal groups here to be bought?” Answering his own question, Rahul empathically said, “No!”
SHILLONG, Feb 20: Accusing Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma of having an ulterior motive while proposing that coal mining in Meghalaya is carried out through the Meghalaya Mining Development Corporation (MMDC), the national president of the National People’s Party (NPP), Conrad Sangma said that the latter is doing so because he has a business lobby.
Further accusing Dr. Sangma of not taking up the issue of the coal mining ban with the Centre, Conrad said, “If he was concerned for the people, he would have done so but he is just not bothered because he has a business lobby and was making attempt to push the coal mining through corporates.”
TURA, Feb 20: The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr Mukul Sangma has termed the remark of Rajnath Singh on lawlessness in the state as ‘unbecoming’ and ‘most irresponsible’.
Singh at an election rally in Songsak on Monday had said that there is chaos and failure of law and order in Meghalaya, while commenting on the IED blast that killed NCP candidate of Williamnagar constituency Jonathone N. Sangma, and three others at Samanda in East Garo Hills.