SHILLONG, FEB 15: Chief Minister and National People’s Party (NPP) chief Conrad K. Sangma welcomed a large number of people from different political parties into the party’s fold at a huge rally in Shallang under Mawshynrut constituency in West Khasi Hills district on Wednesday.
Conrad was welcomed by a massive crowd at the temporary helipad in Shallang and people marched along with him to the meeting venue.
Seeking support for party candidate Gigur Myrthong from 34-Mawshynrut constituency, he termed the sitting MLA as a committed leader, who always speaks for the people of the constituency.
He informed the gathering that Gigur as their MLA always approached him for redressal of various concerns of Mawshynrut constituency and ensured development initiatives were brought to the area.
Addressing another meeting at Gabil under 40-Bajendoba constituency, Conrad asserted that people from different political parties across the State are joining NPP because the wave of NPP is very strong.
He reiterated that NPP is heading for an absolute majority and there is no point to waste vote in other political parties.
Appealing to the people once again repose their faith on NPP’s sitting MLA Pongseng R Marak, the NPP Chief said, “Your MLA Pongseng Marak has worked hard and has continuously engaged with the Govt for initiating development projects in the constituency. He loves his people from the constituency and has done his best. It is time for us to strengthen the party and him by giving vote to him.”
The meeting at Gabil was attended by a large segment of farming community, where Conrad took the opportunity to inform the gathering on the flagship scheme introduced by NPP-led Government – Focus & Focus+.
He said that the schemes have benefited individual farming households and Producer Groups, who have received funds to about Rs. 1 lakh each group in average to initiate their farming and other activities.
He said that the NPP-led Government will continue with this scheme, which will continue to support over 4.5 lakh farmers of the State.
He also urged people to reject the ‘vendetta politics’ of TMC and their misleading promises.
Urging the people to unite to ensure defeat of parties who are claiming as messiah of the society, he said, “We have to reject their vendetta and ensure that NPP and its candidates are given the mandate to champion the cause of our society.”
On WeCard & MyCard scheme being promoted by TMC, Conrad said it is a misleading programme as they are seeking registration without even collecting account details and saying that if they form Government they will transfer the funds.
“It is a pure election gimmick and they are afraid of NPP’s wave and tried to replicate what we already introduced but failed miserably,” he said.