The regional parties of Meghalaya HSPDP and PDF on Wednesday campaigned for NPP candidate Clement G Momin at Sapthoka, Chondonpara and Joyfur to give testimony that all the regional partners are united under the leadership of Conrad K Sangma.
“We have started our development journey under Conrad K Sangma’s leadership. All our feedback for Ampati constituency is very positive. We heard of misinformation campaign led by the Congress that regional parties will align with them. Let me tell on behalf of PDF that we are united and together with NPP,” Banteidor Lyngdoh said at Joyfur village.
“The Government is strong and stable,” Lyngdoh asserted.
“We are 100 per cent united and we have total of 37 MLAs. Congress party has to sit in opposition. So there is no point to support the Congress,” Lambor Malgniang, an Independent MLA and Chairman of Meghalaya State Planning Board said.
“MDA Government will not just last for five years but forever”, Renikton Lyngdoh, HSPDP MLA said. He said that people of Ampati voted Mukul Sangma for six terms and because of them he had become Chief Minister for eight years but he left the people of his constituency for his political benefits, which is not right.
Urban Affairs Minister and PDF leader Hamletson Dohling said, “It is a very important election as Clement G Momin is not just the candidate of NPP but of the MDA government and we appeal to the people to give the mandate to him so that MDA Government is further strengthened and Ampati joins the ruling side.”
Asserting that PDF would never support Congress, he said, “Our commitment is with NPP and other MDA partners, we are united. We are a party with ideology and disciple and would continue to support the leadership of Conrad K. Sangma.”
Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma said, “Congress MP Susmita Dev who was here (Joyfur) said that Mukul Sangma would become Chief Minister. I fail to understand from where they will get MLAs and the required numbers to form the government. Are they thinking of getting MLAs from Karnataka?”
The Chief Minister said that NPP believes in giving political powers to the minorities, which is the reason that the Koch and Hajong member of district council were given the post of Executive Members in Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC).
Urging the people to vote for the consensus candidate of MDA, the Chief Minister said, “If Clement G Momin is given the mandate, we will look into your concerns and carry forward the agenda of development. We want to take Ampati forward.”