Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, on February 4, denied making any racial remarks against the TMC, as alleged by opposition leader Dr Mukul Sangma.
Addressing the media after filing his nomination to contest the upcoming assembly polls from South Tura today, Sangma said he was only stating the facts that TMC is a party that is based out of West Bengal.
“There is nothing wrong with that. I have said that it’s (TMC) an outsider party based on the analogy where Madam Mamata Banerjee herself said in the last West Bengal elections that BJP and other national parties are outside parties,” he added.
Stating that he used the same yardstick, the CM said, “With those yardsticks, which Mamata Banerjee has herself mentioned in her speech in elections, then TMC is an outside party. There is nothing racial about that comment.”
About the issues based on which the party will fight the elections, he replied, “We are moving ahead with the development work we have done in the last 5 years. And the overall work that has happened in different sectors.. and the fact that the foundation has been laid, it is time to take things forward to the next level… and the continuity is important to ensure that we’ll be able to achieve those goals.”