Shillong, Sep 24: More than 8000 mass supporters along with the former leader of Federation of Khasi Jaintia and Garo People (FKJGP), Sounder S. Cajee, joined Meghalaya TMC in presence of Meghalaya TMC State President Charles Pyngrope Meghalaya Trinamool Congress Legislature Party Leader Dr. Mukul Sangma, and other Meghalaya TMC leaders in a Block Committee Formation event in Mawkyrwat, South West Khasi Hills.
While joining Cajee said that Trinamool Congress is the largest opposition party in the state.
The newly joined TMC leader added, “We want TMC to secure victory for the sake of the people of Meghalaya; so that they can raise their voices. We do not want NPP, KHNAM, or UDP. We do not want BJP to lead Meghalaya. We want TMC, the second largest party in Meghalaya, which has worked for the masses and the downtrodden people.”
Lambasting the indifference of the NPP-led MDA government to agriculture in a state where 81 percent of people are dependent on farming, said, “The farmers are the backbone of humanity. I want to talk about the farmers who were strangled for the business of squash. These farmers are the backbone of squash cultivation yet they are being deceived by the businessmen.”
Clearing Meghalaya TMC’s stance to work for the minorities, Meghalaya TMC State President Charles Pyngrope added, “TMC is a party who looks after the minority and the single mothers who face difficulties.”
Furthermore, amongst the leaders present in the event, Dr. Mukul Sangma castigated the MDA government’s multiple failures in the employment sector, pointing out saying, “People confront us as to why schools are closed. Why have teachers not been appointed in Lower Primary schools? Why are children being deprived of their right to education?”
He further enquired about the ASHA and Anganwadi Employees, “The doors have been shut for opportunities. ASHA and Anganwadi workers have the same questions. The people with disabilities are questioning as to why the welfare and assistance schemes are no longer extended to the vulnerable groups.”
On the recent developments on Border Dispute, Dr. Sangma highlighted, “The government wants to solve the dispute by giving our land to Assam which is inherited by us.”
Condemning the MDA government’s sheer undemocratic approach in terms of governance, Dr. Sangma said, “The government is formed to serve the people yet the people have to fight against their own government to survive.”