All set, prepared for 2013 election: AICC leaders in Meghalaya

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Staff Reporter
Shillong, March 30:
Putting the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) into election mode, CWC member in charge for Meghalaya, Dhaniram Shandil said, “We are all set and prepare for the (2013) election.”
AICC emissaries, Shandil and Sanjay Bapna, Friday met state party leaders in Meghalaya outlining party strategies ahead of the 2013 polls, hoping to achieve same results as in Assam and Manipur Assembly elections recently.
Outlining number of programs that set the party in election mode, Shandil said the Congress-led coalition government has proposed to bring out a booklet highlighting the government’s achievement by April last week.
Terming the Mukul-led government as “efficient”, Shandil admitted, “There are some development problems which are being address by the efficient government.”
Meanwhile, AICC General Secretary in-charge Meghalaya, Sanjay Bapna Friday said Congress will “inquire” into the CAG report.
The CAG in its report this year has said that underassessment, non-levy and short levy of taxes in all major departments of Meghalaya during the past five years, cost the State exchequer Rs. 11,725.90 crore.
“The party would inquire into the reports of the CAG,” he said adding that such reports have not been brought to the notice of the central leadership of the party.
On the other hand, Bapna said there were many other development missions undertaken by the state government apart from the central flagship programmes, which have been executed well.
The AICC officials in charge of Meghalaya, Dhaniram Shandil and Sanjay Bapna arrived here last evening.
Both had met Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee president Friday Lyngdoh in view of the latter’s ill health before addressing a meeting of party leaders and workers at the Congress Bhavan.
Keeping in mind that the Opposition NCP have already released the first and second list of candidates for the 2013 poll, the AICC leaders said the high command will release the list in between September and December.
“We are fully prepared but it does not mean that we have announced the candidates,” Shandil said.
Asked on the party preparedness for election, Shandil said, “When we go in for elections there are ‘n’ number of things we have to do. There are many things in the process for the run up to the elections.”
Claiming that the party has outlines an election drill, the AICC leaders maintained that the preparation for the elections “are on a war footing and in real earnest to activate party workers right at the block level.”


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