File Photo: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma

National president of National People’s Party (NPP) and Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma on May 21 said that the by-election to Ampati constituency in Meghalaya is important for the people, as this will recreate a roadmap for Ampati.

Addressing election rallies at Rongsang Abagre and Betasing, Sangma said, “People of Ampati constituency gave the mandate to Mukul Sangma but he did not respect the mandate and left Ampati for his political interest.”

Terming the Congress party’s ‘misinformation campaign’ that post by-election the party will form government, Sangma said, “NPP candidate Clement G Momin is the consensus candidate of the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA). The Congress party has no other issue to raise so they are trying to lie and create confusion amongst the voters.”

He ridiculed the Congress for their claims that Mukul has given time to NPP and its partners to run the government for six months.

Allaying the fears of the people, Conrad K Sangma said, “NPP and its coalition partners will campaign in Ampati constituency for the next few days to demonstrate that Mukul and Congress party has nothing to prove rather than create confusion.”

He assured that NPP and its coalition will last full term and will emerge victorious in successive elections from here onwards.

“Congress has no number to form the government. Whether they win or lose they have nothing to gain from this election. Mukul is trying to satisfy his ego by fielding his daughter Miami D Shira,” the chief minister said.

Urging the people to consciously vote for their chosen candidate, Conrad asked Mukul and Congress party to respond as to what gave them a reason to believe that NPP and its coalition government will not last.

“Clement G Momin is the consensus candidate of MDA and there should be no confusion to believe that this government will not last. We are all united and we will be there for the people of Meghalaya for the next 25 years,” he added.

He said that Congress party believes in delivering welfare schemes based on party affiliation, which is against the mandate of the people. He said that the activities of the Congress are unbecoming of leaders, which is a reason that the party is being reduced in successive elections.

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