We have set a new benchmark for development in Meghalaya-Mukul Sangma

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Story highlights

  • CM Mukul Sangma holds a rally in Babadam near Tura
  • He highlights the development in Meghalaya under Congress govt
  • We have set a new benchmark for development in Meghalaya, says Sangma

Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Wednesday held a public rally in Babadam, 26 km from Tura town. In the rally, he highlighted the developmental projects under the Congress-led state government. He, in a statement, said that Congress has set a benchmark in development.

We are able to fulfill our promises-Sangma

The Chief Minister of Meghalaya has highlighted the work done under his governance during an election rally in Babadam near Tura on Wednesday.

He was present at the event to gain support for North Tura Congress MLA, Noverfield R Marak during this campaign in Babadam, 2kmms from Tura town on Wednesday evening.

In the rally, the incumbent Chief Minister has stated that Congress-led state government has set a benchmark in terms of development and the state is developing under the party.

In a statement, CM said, “We have set a new benchmark for development in Meghalaya which other states will find hard to compete with.”

Adding to this, the incumbent Chief Minister also stated, “In 2013 the people of the state voted for a Congress government. It was a record because for the first time in the state’s history the regional parties were not required for government formation. Despite challenges, we were able to fulfill our promises made to the people.”

“From PWD roads to locality roads in towns and villages, we gave each a priority,” said Chief Minister Mukul Sangma.

In these statements, he highlighted various developmental projects under the Congress regime. The list of these projects includes road projects under which Shillong-Nongstoin-Tura highway, border roads from Ampati-Mahendraganj connecting Dalu, the Shillong-Mawkyrwat-Ranikor to Baghmara road, Athiabari-Nongstoin road, and the Shillong to Balat road and many other falls.

Apart from this, the Chief Minister also highlighted the developmental projects brought in the field of education. The list includes medical college in Tura and the Technological College for Architecture and Urban Planning near Tura which would be the first in the northeast.

Along with this, the construction of various primary and intermediate schools in the state to promote education were also highlighted by the CM.

During the rally, Chief Minister also lashed out at the government at the centre and made an allegation of hijacking Congress developmental projects whenever government changed in the state.

In a statement, Chief Minister said, “Whenever we have initiated developmental projects the next government always scuttles it. Every project cannot be completed in five years. But there has to be a continuity which unfortunately does not happen when other parties take over.”

During this counter, he targetted the Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he inaugurated the Shillong-Tura highway project and the party claimed it to be the initiative of Prime Minister-led government at the centre.

The Chief Minister lashing out at the rival party stated, “My opponents always cancel projects initiated by me believing that it is benefitting none but myself. But these are projects for the people of the state. Politics should not be at the expense of the state’s development but this is being done by some of the leaders from the opposition parties.”

Elections for the 60 Assembly seats of Meghalaya is to be held on February 27 and the fate of these political parties will be decided on March 3, the counting day.

Also Read: BJP to lose Assembly Polls, Congress will shine in Meghalaya, says Ex-Speaker

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