SHILLONG, March 31: In a boost to the Congress in Meghalaya, the High Command of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has directed its Meghalaya Unit to render full support to the Congress candidates from Shillong and Tura parliamentary constituencies in the ensuing Lok Sabha poll slated for April 9.
NCP Secretary S R Kohli, in a letter to state President Sanbor Shullai on Saturday said, “The NCP president Sharad Pawar has decided not to field candidates from the NCP in the Meghalaya Parliamentary election 2014. Rather he suggested that we should support the Congress candidates in Meghalaya.”
WILLIAMNAGAR, March 31: The depleting forests within the Garo Hills region has been a huge concern for the conscious citizens of the region, however a recent issue raised by a combination of communities within the East Garo Hills region has raised fresh concerns with the complaint being that people have begun to fell trees from within the reserve forests themselves.
A complaint was filed by village committees of Chidekgre, New Chidekgre and Baija on the rampant felling of prime forests from within the Rongrenggre Reserve forest, about 5 kms from the district headquarter, Williamnagar.
SHILLONG, March 30: Top leaders of ANVC(B) have ordered its cadres to return to its base at Eden Bari as the election is round the corner and they intend to avoid any untoward incident that could disrupt the forth coming election.
However, the outfit lambasted the Government for failing to finalize the camps in spite of series of reminders.
TURA, March 30: The ongoing tussle for the lone MP seat from Tura has begun to get hotter with the two parties taking whirlwind tours of the region trying to garner support for their campaign. However, the people who are to decide the fate of the two campaigners in question on April 9 have come out with their opinions on what they want from their Parliament Representative.
While, the Dr Mukul Sangma government has been talking of the concept of holistic development, quite a few are not convinced. The recent criticism of the cancellation of welfare projects to bring about 3 massive projects was met with ridicule by most.
A signboard in front of St Mary’s College, Don Bosco Square, customized by miscreants by use of spray paint expressing their defiance to the order by College authorities. While almost every wall at public places in the Shillong city are replete with the order of ‘No Parking’ and ‘Do not Rub Lime’, yet there is no more convenient place for parking in this hill station while the rubbing lime part goes ignored since it is part of the local practice with all walls, poles, pillars standing testimony to this.
SHILLONG, March 30: All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary in-charge Meghalaya, Luizinho Faleiro, has asked the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) to take action against party workers who are trying to sabotage party prospects in the upcoming Lok Sabha election, slate for April 9 polling in Meghalaya. Faleiro specifically mentioned that the High Command had gotten reports of some party workers trying to sabotage the prospect of Shillong candidate Vincent H Pala, who is also the party’s sitting MP from the parliamentary constituency.
SHILLONG, March 29: A day after UALA along with other four outfits warned of retaliating to GNLA’s dictate against them, the latter on Saturday offered them a proposal. GNLA has asked the other five outfits to come together under the banner of Garo United Liberation Front (GULF) to initiate talks with government to press forward their demand for a separate Garo state.
In a press statement, GNLA C-in-C, Sohan D Shira said, “I would like to request to you all my brothers, if you also want to work to get separate State then now is the right time. The Centre and State government are opening the door for us, taking this opportunity. All the splinter groups stop firing at each other and let us come forward to talk with the government”.