Monday, March 20, 2023

Desire for change in Meghalaya is evident, says Trinamool Congress


Condemning the Conrad Sangma-led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government for “its repeated transgressions” that have cost this mountainous state its development, Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader, Dr. Mukul Sangma on Friday said the desire for change in Meghalaya is evident among its people.
Drumming up support for his party candidate Dr. Prabir D Sangma from Raksamgre assembly seat, the Leader of Opposition said that Chief Minister Conrad Sangma should apologise to the people for his consistent “racial remarks” against Meghalaya TMC.
“Under my tenure as Chief Minister, we initiated several schemes to bring money to people’s hands. The people residing around the Assam-Meghalaya borders were given development through the Interstate development programme. Crore of funds that were given to the locals to ensure development are not there anymore,” he said,
“After this government was elected to power in 2018, I waited for them to work for the betterment of the state. But that never happened. The same people are now coming and asking for votes again. But in the past five years, we have seen everyone crying including our tribes and teachers. The youth are waiting for jobs. Existing vacancies were not filled,” he told a crowd of over 3,000 party supporters.
Speaking to reporters at the event, Mukul also criticised Chief Minister Conrad and NPP for their malicious propaganda of calling Meghalaya TMC a “Bengali party”.
“Those calling us outsiders should answer, where is the headquarters of the NPP? Don’t they have any other issues to raise? I have repeatedly said that these are racial remarks that should not be made by civilised people. I condemn these remarks and pity his narrow-mindedness which prompts him to make these statements. This is absolutely racial and he should apologize to the people for his remarks,” he said.

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