The war of words continued to heat up between Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma of the National People’s Party (NPP) and his predecessor Dr Mukul Sangma of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) today in their campaign rallies ahead of the February 27 Assembly election.
On the trail for NPP candidates Nihim D Shira, Rakesh A Sangma and Rakkam A Sangma, Conrad said that the people of Songsak had suffered in the last five years with Mukul as their representative in the Assembly.
Mukul, Conrad said, was too busy in running from the Congress to the TMC and failed to meet the aspirations of the people. In 2018 Mukul contested Ampati and Songsak seats, winning both. He chose to give up Ampati for his daughter (who won the resulting by-election). This year, he will again run from two seats – Songsak and Tikrikilla.
“People of Songsak should ask Mukul that if he wins both seats, which one will he resign from?” Conrad told the gathering, though he added that the public mood is so against the TMC it is unlikely his rival will win from either. “Mukul never came to me. He was busy in his own world. He forgot his people from the constituency and now he is juggling between Songsak and Tikrikilla. People should not get carried away by his false promises and vote for a party that is forming the government with absolute majority.”
At Melim, under Gambegre constituency, Conrad hit out at Rakesh Sangma’s rival Saleng Sangma, who recently rejoined the Congress.
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