NPP president Conrad K Sangma today said people of Songsak should reject TMC’s Dr Mukul Sangma in the upcoming elections and give their mandate to a local.
Conrad, who was in Mukul’s turf to seek support for Nihim D Shira, said the former chief minister has betrayed the people and is an outsider in the constituency. “People of Songsak gave him mandate but he chose Tikrikilla. Why should people of Songsak vote for an outsider? It is time that people of Songsak repose their faith in the son of soil,” he said.
Mukul Sangma is contesting the elections from Songsak and Tikrikilla.
The chief minister said that Mukul failed to approach him for different development and welfare programmes and that Nihim had continuously engaged with him for the interest of the people of the constituency through various government initiatives. MLAs irrespective of parties, they should engage and collaborate with the ruling party, he added.
He castigated Mukul and said that he has neglected the people because of his ego and political differences that he also chose to quit the Congress to join the TMC as Vincent Pala was elected president.
“Congress party got divided. Congress was a strong opposition in the State. They used to strongly debate with us (NPP) in assembly. However, the fraction in Congress weakened the opposition and further weakened with TMC also breaking away, with many from TMC joining other political parties. There is practically no opposition in the State,” the NPP president stated.
He said the NPP is a platform for the tribals of Meghalaya and rest of the country and exuded confidence that the party will form the government with a full majority.
“We don’t have to think much for the upcoming election. It is very clear that NPP is coming back with a thumping majority”, he stated.
At Dagal, Conrad said, “The government delivered development based politics and served the people of the State with utmost dedication.”
“In last five years, the Govt could do much more than what could not be achieved in 20-30 years. NPP Govt has constructed record number of roads across the State and provided over 3 lakh households with pipe water connections under JJM in last three years.
He stated that the NPP-led government has accorded thrust to ensure holistic development in the State and that every MLAs in the districts and constituencies were given authority to decide what is best and what was required to be initiated on priority basis.
“Our MLAs were CMs in their own constituencies. We had decentralised the powers to our MLAs as we wanted that public representatives should be able to decide what best is required for their constituents,” he said.
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