Chief Minister Conrad Sangma today claimed that the NPP-led government has delivered on the promises and served the State with a purpose in the last five years.
Addressing a party rally at Polo Ground here today, Sangma said that the NPP-led government has ensured systematic planning and implementation of various programmes, which has ensured accelerated growth and development in the State.
“The NPP-led government has initiated more development interventions for the State and its people in the last five years, compared to what was done in 50 years of statehood,” the NPP chief said.
According to Sangma, various indices and growth projections have improved in the State in the last five years. He also claimed that Meghalaya has improved in various rankings including in social sector and infrastructural development.
Stating that NPP has a vision to take the State forward in growth trajectory, Sangma said, “We will ensure that we become the model State and demonstrate our positive stories to the rest of the country.”
Sangma also said that only the NPP can completely resolve the boundary dispute with Assam.
“If there is any political party that will ever find solution on the border issue, it will only be the NPP and I assure that given the opportunity in 2023, we will find solution and resolve the border issue, so that people in the State can live in peace, particularly those living in the border areas,” he added.
Terming the 2023 Assembly election as very crucial, Sangma said as the State goes for polls in the 51st year of statehood, it is imperative that a party with a vision is given the opportunity to lead the State.
Calling upon the people to give their mandate in favour of the NPP in the polls, Sangma said that a full majority government will ensure that the dreams and aspirations of the people are taken forward.
“We as citizens of the State have to come together and repose our faith in the NPP, which has proved to the people by fulfilling the promises in the last five years,” he said.
The NPP chief also said that this year will lay the foundation for the next 50 years while stressing that in the next 50 years “every youth in the State will get opportunity to fulfill their dreams, every women will ensure a happy family, every farmers will ensure productivity, and all communities will live in peace”.
“I am sure that people will repose their faith in the NPP once again to fulfill their dream for a new Meghalaya,” he added.
During the gathering, the NPP announced the name of the 58 candidates for the upcoming elections.
At least ten candidates from different political parties including Congress and Trinamool Congress who joined the NPP have been declared as party candidates from different constituencies of the State.
Welcoming all the candidates and leaders from different political parties, the NPP chief said that they have not joined the party for political gains but for the greater cause of serving the people of the State.
A document titled “Promises Delivered” which highlights the promises made during the 2018 election and achievements of the NPP led Government in the State was also released at the rally.