Bajengdoba (Meghalaya), Feb 10 (IANS) Targeting Meghalaya’s ruling Congress for failing to ensure transparency, National People’s Party supremo, Conrad K. Sangma on Saturday voiced confidence that his party will be voted to power in the state.
“People have realised that there is no future in the Congress. We are extremely confident that with the united support, NPP would be able to form the next government in Meghalaya, a Meghalaya for inclusive growth and development,” he said at a rally for party candidate Pongseng R. Marak contesting from Bajengdoba assembly constituency.
“We have to end the Congress rule forever and choose a party that would work to create a new Meghalaya as the Congress has failed to ensure transparency in implementation of different central schemes and the end result has been that people have suffered a lot,” the lone NPP Lok Sabha member said.
Voicing confidence that NPP is emerged as a major political force and will form the government, Sangma said: “(Chief Minister) Mukul (Sangma) cannot fool the people of Meghalaya anymore. The wave of NPP is strong and is only growing. People of Meghalaya have faith in us and we will not leave any stones unturned to fulfill their expectations.”
Welcoming hundreds of Congress workers to NPP fold, he claimed that Mukul Sangma will lose in both Ampati and Songsak assembly constituencies.
Hitting out at the Chief Minister for his failure to implement the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana roads scheme in interior areas of Garo Hills, Sangma mentioned his recent journey to Kharkutta constituency, where there is no proper road for about 300 villages.
“The Chief Minister has focused only in Ampati but the fact remains that he could not even development Ampati. It is time that we wake up and ensure the end of Congress for once and all,” he added.
Sangma also mocked the Congress for initiating false propaganda to create fear that if NPP is given the mandate, religious institutions and minorities will face harassment as NPP is an ally of the BJP.
The NPP, founded by former Lok Sabha Speaker Purno Sangma to champion the cause of the people of the northeast, is supporting the BJP-led NDA government at the centre and in Manipur.