National People's Party President, Conrad K. Sangma yesterday said 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 has not been realised. We have to reverse the trend and take the state to its highest pedestal of growth and developments" he said kicking off the official campaign for Garo Hills from Adokgre in North Garo Hills.The NPP also got a shot in the arm with former Assembly Speaker Elstone D. Marak joining the party, after he recently left BJP.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."Blaming Chief Minister Mukul Sangma for his false claim that the state has developed, Mr Sangma said, "If Mukul were sincere to work for the people, he would not have laid the foundation stone in the last year when the election was at its peak.""The manufacturing unit of foundation stone has developed and I am told that Dr. Mukul wants to start a factor of his own," he said.The lone NPP Lok Sabha member informed the crowd that crores of money was spent in the last one year for foundation stone laying ceremony."In just three months, more than 30 foundation stones were laid by Dr. Mukul and lakhs of money in each programme were spent. It is a waste of public money, which could have been utilised to construct a school, health centre or other welfare initiative," he added.He said that 2018 election is very important for the people of Meghalaya to change the trend for a better future of its people.On the education sector, Mr Sangma said, " As many as 80 per cent 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 in name only, while those that exist have no teachers. The system is dead and not working." UNI RRK AND
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