Tura, Oct 24: National People’s Party (NPP) supremo Conrad K. Sangma on Tuesday said that NPP was an alternative to end congress misrule in Meghalaya. Conrad, who has been gearing up support for the party has been visiting different constituencies across the state.
On Monday, Conrad inaugurated NPP office at Ampati in South Garo Hills and launched his tirade against the Congress party under the leadership of chief minister Mukul Sangma. He also welcomed Ampati Assembly congress youth president Dipu Koch in the party and leveled him as a leader of the grassroot, who can boost the party’s morale amongst the people in Mukul’s home turf.
He said that Koch would be an asset for the party. “Dipu Koch joining NPP is an indication that people even in Mukul’s area are not happy with his leadership. Congress has failed to live up to the expectation of the people. There is a wind of change across Meghalaya and Koch would channelize the spirit of the party amongst the youth”, said Conrad, while addressing at the inauguration of the party office at Ampati.
At Congnapara in South West Garo Hills, Conrad announced that Ian Botham K. Sangma (Janggam), a young and educated leader is working hard to ensure NPP’s victory. “Janggam has been working at the grassroot to understand the problems of the people. He is an able leader with proper educational background. Young leader like him would ensure that people’s voice are well represented in the assembly”, he added.
He told the crowd that there is a huge expectation from the people of Khasi – Jaintia Hills that NPP would emerge as the single largest party and would form the government in 2018.
“Politicians cutting across party lines are coming to NPP. Several senior Congress leaders from Khasi Hills have expressed their support for NPP. Politicians are confident that NPP is an alternative to end the misrule of the Congress party in Meghalaya”.
He said that few years ago, people in Khasi and Jaintia Hills perceived that NPP is a Garo party but now it is understood by everyone that NPP is a party for the people of North East, the marginalized, minorities and for the vulnerable section of the society.
“There is a strong wave for NPP in Meghalaya. We have to unite and come together to support NPP candidates to ensure that we are able to form a government of the people and assure equal growth and development of the state”, Conrad told the crowd of over 3000 people at Congnapara.
“We are expecting majority seats in Khasi and Jaintia Hills and also in Garo Hills and would form a single party government. If all our calculation goes right, we will form the government for the people of Meghalaya and work together to realise the dreams and fulfill the aspirations of the people”, Conrad asserted.
NPP chief enlightened the crowd that the people have rejected Congress party that ruled in 24 states of India. “Congress party has been reduced to four states. In Assam, Arunachal and Manipur, Congress party has been rejected. There is a similar wave in our state and we are sure that people would reject Congress here as well”, he expressed.
He explained that people are rejecting Congress party because they are doing nothing only working for the benefit of its own people. “People are not reaping the benefits of the welfare programmes and development because Congress party has been selective in allotment of schemes to the people. We will unearth their unholy vision for the people”.
He said that as an MP of Tura Lok Sabha constituency, he has made effort to raise the voice of the people of Garo Hills, Meghalaya and North East and has raised concern for the tribals, Christians and the minorities.