Further electrifying the political mood in the poll bound Meghalaya, former chief minister and All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) leader Dr. Mukul Sangma said that NPP may not get five or six seats in Garo Hills in the upcoming Assembly elections in 2023.
Dr. Sangma said this while addressing party workers at the block-level meeting in Rajabala, West Garo Hills today.
Dr. Sangma questioned if NPP can manage to secure maximum 5-6 seats in the Garo Hills.
“This data is revealed by NPP’s survey and not mine,” he added.
Dr. Sangma emphasised on the necessity of exercising democratic rights mindfully. He said, “The fate of our country is decided through people, through their participation in democracy, to be precise. Every person must exercise their democratic rights for the betterment of the country and our society.”
Taking a jibe at the NPP-led MDA government for promoting favouritism, Dr. Sangma explained, “After Bangladesh liberation, border haats were closed. During my tenure, those haats were re-opened. I have inaugurated two haats myself. Of late, a committee has been formed to select people who can conduct business there. Under the MDA government, as nepotism and favouritism have pervaded all space, only their relatives or associates have received necessary permission to set up border haats.”
On rehabilitation of surrendered militants, Dr. Sangma stated, “At the Assembly, politicians from the current dispensation are proudly showcasing decreased number of murder, kidnaps and other crimes. But who rehabilitated them? During my tenure as Chief Minister, we have used a multi-prong comprehensive approach to restore order and peace.”