Chief Minister and NPP president Conrad Sangma today hit out at the UDP and other MDA partners for “political hypocrisy” as far as election campaigning in the Sohiong Assembly constituency is concerned.
Addressing an election rally at Sohiong in support of NPP candidate Samlin Malngiang, Sangma criticised UDP and some other political parties and leaders for making speeches against the NPP during election campaigns, despite working with them “when it was convenient for them”.
“I want to tell them (other political parties) in our culture, in the Indian culture as well as in the Khasi culture and in the Garo culture also, we don’t spit on the plate from which we eat. Please remember we don’t,” Sangma remarked.
“We are good and we are kind and we work together because we believe in working together… I have never uttered a single word against these people, but it hurts me today when I hear such language and such divisive politics that people are playing. This is not healthy for our people and for our State,” he argued.
Urging the people to vote for the NPP candidate to bring development and change to Sohiong constituency, Sangma stressed that the only way to bring development to the constituency is to vote for the political party leading the government, which is the NPP.
Sangma urged the people not to listen to any other political party and ensure that Sohiong constituency becomes a model constituency. He also said that electing a candidate of other parties would be a great loss for the constituency.
“You already know that it is the NPP that is leading this government and hence casting your vote for any other candidate, for any other political party will be a loss for you and for the people of Sohiong constituency. Because the only way that we can take Sohiong constituency forward, the only way that we can bring development to Sohiong constituency is to be with the government and to vote for the political party that is leading the government and that is the NPP party. Therefore, in order to bring the change and the development, I urge all of you don’t listen to any other political party coming and giving speeches in order to ensure that we are able to make such a young constituency a model constituency,” Sangma said.
He also assured the people that the demands for improved educational and healthcare facilities will be taken forward.
Speaking about the Western Bypass project worth more than Rs 800 crore, Sangma said the road project was initiated by the NPP and will transform the lives of people in the area.
“Almost 80 per cent of the Western Bypass will go from this constituency. Can you imagine the lives that will change, the employment that will be generated, the tourism that will develop, the farmers will be benefited. This is the developmental politics of the NPP,” he said.
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