Promises during election campaigning are often forgotten once the polls close but Trinamool Congress leader Dr Mukul Sangma has assured that his party will follow through on the 10 pledges it made last week for Meghalaya, which will elect a new Assembly on February 27.
“Meghalaya TMC takes pride in declaring that we launched the manifesto before other parties,” Dr Sangma told a gathering in North Garo Hills. “For everyone who thinks about what we will do after forming the government in the state, we have made 10 pledges covering education, health, infrastructure, opportunities for traders and other signature initiatives.”
Friday’s big election rally was one among many that have been held in the region following TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee’s address in Mendipathar on January 18, which had over 50,000 people in attendance.
Taking a jibe at the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance for running what he described as a “puppet government”, Dr Sangma said, “This NPP-led MDA government is being run by those sitting in Delhi. From February 27 we will use our powers to unite and govern this beautiful hill state based on law and order with an understanding of the necessities and concerns of every household.”
At another event in Resubelpara, he urged the people to join hands and ensure the holistic welfare of Meghalaya. “We have all been victims of the nefarious NPP-led MDA regime,” Dr Sangma added while issuing earnest appeals for unity and oneness.
The former Chief Minister also took aim at the National People’s Party for allegedly giving away Garo Hills land to Assam and for criticising the TMC for its promises regarding payments under its proposed women’s empowerment (WE Card) and youth unemployment (MYE) schemes.
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