The National People’s Party (NPP) on Saturday has nailed chief minister Mukul Sangma left, right and centre and has vowed to end Congress misrule forever in Meghalaya.
Addressing several rallies under Bajengdoba constituency to campaign for NPP candidate Pongseng R Marak, Conrad said Mukul Sangma’s rule in Meghalaya will end and he will lose both the seats Ampati and Songsak.
In Bajengdoba it will be a straight fight with Congress candidate Brigady Marak.
“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”, Conrad, said while welcoming over 600 Congress workers from different areas of Bajengdoba and Kharkutta constituency to party fold.
Expressing concern at the poor development indices Conrad said, “Congress has failed to ensure transparency in implementation of different central schemes and the end result has been that people have suffered a lot. We have to end the Congress misrule forever and choose a party that would work to create a new Meghalaya”.
He lambasted the chief minister and his government for its failure to implement the PMGSY roads in interior areas of Garo Hills. Referring to his recent trip to Kharkutta constituency and visit to most difficult Dongkongsi and its adjoining villages, Conrad said literally there is no proper road for about 300 villages.
“As chief minister of Meghalaya Mukul has focused only in Ampati but the fact remains that he could not even develop Ampati. It is time that we wake up and ensure the end of Congress for once and all”, he added.
He ridiculed the Congress party for not being able to talk on issues and 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.
“NPP has always raised its pitch for the indigenous people and the minorities. We have been working with the centre to ensure that development reaches not just in Meghalaya but entire North East”, he said, while enlightening the people that NPP was founded by late Purno Sangma to champion the cause of the minorities and people of North East.
He was confident of NPP emerging as a major political force and will secure maximum seats in the ensuing election and form the government. “Mukul 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”, he added.
He said in almost all constituencies of Meghalaya NPP has become a major force and Congress is trying to vitiate the minds of the people because they know that it has become impossible to even win a single seat for them.