National People’s Party (NPP) national president and Meghalaya chief minister, Conrad K Sangma said that the opposition Congress has lost its “political ground” across the country.
Addressing at an election campaign in Mangsang under Darugre Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) constituency on Wednesday, Conrad said that the Congress has no political will anymore and they have no option in the party even for party president’s post in state or centre level.
Urging the people not to get carried away by false propaganda of Congress, the chief minister appealed to the people to vote for the NPP and its candidates.
According to him, people should vote for a party that listens to the people.
He also informed that the Centre has accorded sanction of Rs 700 crore for autonomous district councils of Meghalaya, of which GHADC will get around Rs 250 crore for creating development assets for Garo Hills.
At Mangsang, he campaigned for Darugre candidate Henen R Sangma. He also campaign at Rongjeng in East Garo Hills district.
In his speech, NPP leader and Assembly Deputy Speaker, Timothy D Shira lambasted Congress for their tall promises to reform GHADC.
He urged the people to be conscious of their rights and vote for NPP to ensure concerted development in the State.
Government Chief Whip, Marcuise Marak alleged that prior to NPP regime in council, the Congress party had failed the council with financial mismanagement. He told the gathering that NPP has been working to create transparent financial and management system in the council. He said that NPP is committed to further strengthen the GHADC. He urged the public not to be buy the lies being spread by the Congress party.
The Chief Minister also campaigned for Denang T Sangma, candidate of Williamnagar GHADC constituency.