Senior NPP leader and Health Minister James Pangsang K Sangma, who is seeking his fourth consecutive win from Dadenggre constituency in West Garo Hills, has urged his opponents to fight the elections in a fair and square manner after opponents launched a smear campaign against him as campaigning heats up.
“I am not someone who has ever used derogatory words on any of my opponents or their supporters. A negative and smear campaign is very unfortunately the order of the day in Dadenggre right now. My work will speak for itself and this is what I put forward to the people of Dadenggre that If I have lived up to the expectations of my people I believe they will endorse my candidature once again,” said James Sangma.
Speaking to media persons after filing his nomination papers at Tura DC office February 6 , James Sangma pointed out to the pace of developments that have taken place in Dadenggre in the last five years, highlighting the new road connectivity to the oldest civil sub-division and the establishment of a new civil sub-division at Jengjal.
The health minister had been at the forefront of the establishment of a sub-divisional hospital at Jengjal under the medical care of the famous CMC Vellore doctors who have gone on to set up the first every drone delivery system for medicines delivered by air to far flung areas of Garo Hills.
James Sangma told media persons on Monday that Jengjal would soon operationalise the largest medical care in Garo Hills with the upcoming Integrated Health Complex at Baljek (Jengjal) that will be the largest medical centre with specialised doctors and departments which will cater to the entire Garo Hills region.
The upcoming hospital is expected to host some of the best doctors from Vellore CMC hospital and will be, according to James, “A game changer in medical care for the people of Garo Hills”.
The health minister has expressed optimism that he will be able to weather the 15 year tenure storm that usually hits others with an anti-incumbency period.