TMC leader and former chief minister Dr Mukul Sangma today said the “cruel and notorious governance” of the NPP-led MDA government has ruined the reputation of the State.
Dr Sangma who was in Chokpot, Dalu, Gambegre, North and South Tura constituencies campaigning, harped on the acts of corruption stating the MDA has betrayed the people of Meghalaya with their anti-people policies and ill intentions for five years.
“Lately, one thing that has become the talk of the town is the massive scandals and scams from the NPP in every corner of Meghalaya. Even last week, the Home Minister of the country said Meghalaya is the most corrupt state in India. Meghalaya is not corrupt, but those leaders at the helm of governance – holding the keys of the coffer where public money for development is kept, those who envy public funds, squander, and put it in their pockets – are corrupt,” he said.
The TMC leader rained fire at the MDA over its casino plans and said, “When the religious leaders learned about the formation of the casino in the state, they visited our Chief Minister and asked him not to introduce a casino in Meghalaya. He assured them of taking it back but later issued three licenses through the backdoor. I will not let Meghalaya be termed as a sin city, and therefore we will ensure to scrap the Gambling law.”
Dr Sangma said the State government has hoodwinked not just the people but the central government. “Reports were sent to Delhi claiming all the households in the state are connected to water supply under the Jal Jeevan Mission. They even received an award but the reality is that the water woes still prevail in the state due to inappropriate work. This is called corruption.”
He also said the NPP-led MDA government has betrayed the youth and their aspirations. “The youth of our state are left in disarray due to the denial of employment opportunities over the last five years. Will I stay idle watching the government betray our youth? No, I will give them hope amidst their dejected state,” he said and spoke on the MYE Card scheme, TMC’s assurance to create 3 lakh jobs.
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