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NPP wave is across Garo Hills, Opposition has put hands down: Conrad Sangma

Baghmara: Meghalaya Chief Minister and National President of NPP Conrad K Sangma on Thursday said that prominent leaders from opposition parties are pledging their support to NPP, as people across party lines have seen the visible development in the State.

He said that the opposition has put their hands down and is not even campaigning as the wave of NPP is across the region.

“We are confident of getting an absolute majority in the council election and form the executive committee”, he said.

Thanking the people of Garo Hills for showing their concern to NPP, he informed the gathering at Rongara during an election meeting that the ruling Government is committed to fast-track development in South Garo Hills region.

He said that Govt is committed to transforming the development scenario in South Garo Hills and has prioritized a chart for growth of South Garo Hills.

He told the gathering that by 2023 before the next assembly election, a number of interventions, which have been initiated by the Government will be completed.

“Infrastructure development and social development and livelihood is the main focus of this Govt and we are committed to transform the lives of the region and provide economic opportunities to our people”, the Chief Minister said.

On tourism, he said that intervention will be made, so as to attract tourists from across the globe. “South Garo Hills had huge tourism potential and Govt has conceptualized a road map to tap the opportunity. It will take time but Govt is committed to turning around the situation for the people of South Garo Hills,” he asserted.

Urging the people to vote for NPP candidates, he said that teamwork is important in every field and states that if MDC, MLA, and MP are from the same party, working together as a team will be comfortable.

He further told that it will be useless to vote for opposition or smaller parties, as they will not be able to make any difference in the council administration.

“Council needs assistance and support from the Govt and it is imperative that people vote for the ruling party,l and enable the GHADC to perform and make a difference in the lives of our people,” he added.

Siju Rongara MLA Rakkam A Sangma, who campaigned alongside Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Thursday, praised the Chief Minister for initiating development in the South Garo Hills region.

He said that the region, which has remained neglected for over two decades is now on a “development track” as the ruling Govt has initiated major projects, including the construction of roads and bridges.

He informed that the most neglected route from Tura to Baghmara, Panda to Kanai, Ranikor to Moheskola, and several other important roads, have started, which will turn around the development scenario of the region and Garo Hills.

He also informed the gathering on major projects to upscale education and health scenario in the region vis-a-via promoting tourism in the most sought-after destination – Balpakram and Siju.

Seeking mandate for NPP candidates from Wagesik Bartholomew D Shira and Siju candidate Albinush R Marak, the MLA appealed to show “respect to the ruling government” by voting for NPP.

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