NPP failed the people of Meghalaya: Sonowal

Sarbananda Sonowal in Meghalaya
Sarbananda Sonowal at an election meeting at Byrnihatin in Meghalaya

Union minister and BJP leader Sarbananda Sonowal on February 13 said the National People’s Party (NPP) has “failed the people” of Meghalaya because of its “corruption, nepotism and inefficiency” during the past five years.

“The central government provided huge aid and support to the NPP-led government but due to corruption and nepotism the NPP failed the people of the state,” Sarbananda Sonowal said at an election rally drumming up support for his party candidate, Riya Sangma from Jirang assembly seat.

He added: “The BJP is the only viable option as it can provide a sustainable solution to eliminate these maladies from the politics of the state.”

Stating that India’s Northeast states “came out of its dark past due to the persistent effort by PM Narendra Modi”, Sonowal said the region from its days of violence and economic indifference and misrule of the Congress has now emerged as the new engine of growth of India.

“The non-stop development of the northeast has propelled the region. Prime minister Modi has also given due attention and importance to the development of Meghalaya,” the BJP leader said.

The Union minister said that the BJP is committed towards building and strengthening the region further to become the corridor of progress and development.

“Meghalaya, with its natural beauty, rich mineral resources and a strong human resource pool offers a lot of opportunities to market its potential to bring business, build capacity and boost prosperity in the state,” Sonowal added.

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