- The National People’s Party has started its poll campaigning in Garo Hills
- Party receives a boost in Kharkutta constituency of North Garo Hills
- During the rally, the Former Speaker of the state joins the party
As the Election Commission of India can announce the dates of the election anytime, the political parties are executing their strategies for the final time before the imposition of Model Code of Conduct. The National People’s Party is also keeping the same in mind, launched its campaign in Garo Hills where the party received a boost.
Elstone D Marak and his supporters joined NPP
The National People’s Party has kickstarted its election campaign in the Garo Hills region of Meghalaya ahead of elections.
This public rally of the party turns out to be profitable as the former speaker of the assembly Elstone D Marak and his supporters joined the party to give it a boost in Kharkutta constituency of North Garo Hills.
In a pre-election campaign at Adokgre village which was attended by around 2000 people, NPP chief Conrad Sangma welcomed the former speaker into the NPP fold.
Welcoming E D Marak and his supporters, Conrad Sangma said that winds of change are blowing in both the Khasi-Jaintia and Garo Hills as people were keen to oust the Congress and bring the NPP to power in the state.
During the rally, Conrad also said that the NPP would usher in all-round development for the state and appealed to the people to vote overwhelmingly for his party.
Addressing the crowd, E D Marak said that only the NPP can stir the state in the direction of development and praised Conrad Sangma for his leadership and vision.
A host of senior NPP leaders also took part in the rally including Dadenggre legislator James K Sangma, Damas MDC Dolly K Sangma, former MLA Timothy D Shira and Khakutta NPP candidate Rupert Momin.
Kharkutta is currently held by Congress MLA Cherak W Momin.
Introducing Rupert Momin, who is the NPP candidate from Kharkutta Constituency, Conrad said, “He is young and dynamic and has a vision for Kharkutta to make it a model Constituency of Meghalaya”.
He also told the crowd that the political scenario in Meghalaya was changing and the Congress has lost its ground.
“The dreams of our forefathers, Captain Williamson Sangma and Purno Sangma, have not been realized. We have to reverse the trend and take the state to its highest pedestal of growth and development,” he said and lashed out at Chief Minister for “false promises”.
Talking about education, Conrad said, “Eighty percent of the teachers in schools of Meghalaya are not provided any training by the Government. It is a sad scenario that our schools have no proper infrastructure. Many primary schools exist on paper while those that exist have no teachers. The system is dead and not working.”