The national president of the National People’s Party (NPP) and Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Friday campaigned for Martin Danggo and addressed an election rally at Ranikor in South West Khasi Hills.
Over 3000 people attended the rally. Different communities presented colourful cultural items to enthral the crowd.
Speaking at the rally, Conrad K Sangma said, “My late father PA Sangma had concerns for the people of Ranikor constituency. He had said that if we are given an opportunity, we should do something for the people. I feel privilege that people of Meghalaya gave us the mandate and we were able to do something for the welfare of Ranikor.”
Martin Danggo sat with the crowd, which was addressed by C&RD Minister Sniawbhalang Dhar, State president WR Kharlukhi, State general secretary Babeth Sangma, amongst others.
Talking highly about Martin Danggo, who quit the Congress party to re-contest by-election, Conrad Sangma said, “He (Danggo) has sacrificed his post for the people of Ranikor constituency. He did not resign for his own interest but because he was concern for the people and wanted to fulfill the aspirations of the people.”
He urged the public to give a befitting response to Martin Danggo and ensure that he gets the biggest mandate of the people.
He took a dig at former Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma at the rally for misuse of Central funds, which had derailed development in the State.
“We have been able to reverse the trend and ensure that we serve the people. NPP is in the ruling side, I am confident that people of Ranikor will vote for the ruling party and re-elect Martin Danggo to represent the people. Don’t be misled and vote without any fear,” he added.