Rambrai Jyrngam MDC Bajop Pyngrope has defended the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance government from criticism over the recent splurge in inaugurations of new blocks and civil sub-divisions in the state.
“There might be criticism regarding the C&RD (community and rural development) blocks by some leaders from other political parties where they are saying that just because the election is near that’s why the NPP government is giving C&RD blocks and civil sub-divisions,” the NPP member said. “We are happy because, in Rambrai Jyrngam, even though we have a suspended Congress MLA (Kimfa Marbaniang) still the NPP government under the leadership of Conrad Sangma had listened to the voices of the people and their expectations for a C&RD block because it was of urgent need.”
Pyngrope said this yesterday during a programme to welcome former Assembly Speaker AT Mondal to the NPP.
Like Pyngrope, Mondal was also of the Congress Party. Mondal had lost the 2018 Assembly election.
Meanwhile, the MDC welcomed the defections of NPP members who have quit in recent times in favour of other parties by calling them “liabilities” while Mondal is an “asset”.
“We are confident that we will get all the seats in the Garo Hills region in the upcoming 2023 elections,” he added, while confidently predicting that the NPP will win a landslide statewide.
In the government’s favour has been, according to Pyngrope, its work on resolving the border dispute with Assam and its record on development.
“I cannot say about other constituencies but in West Khasi Hills this government has really improved road infrastructure, like the sanction of more than Rs 98 crore for the Maweit-Nongstoin road, the sanction of Rs 95 crore for the Riangdo-Hahim road and the Nongstoin-Rambrai-Kyrshai work has started and Rs 200 crore has been sanctioned for the first phase,” he added.