Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs and candidate of People’s Democratic Front (PDF) for the Mawkynrew constituency, Banteidor Lyngdoh, said that there is much more to be done in the constituency.
Speaking to a gathering attended by thousands at Thynroit, Mawkynrew, he brought up the issue of road connectivity and healthcare, while promising to upgrade the Primary Health Center and uplift sports.
Lyngdoh refrained from speaking too much upon seeing the strength of the crowd.
His wife Amanda Pakynteiñalso spoke at the gathering, and urged the people against voting for money. She countered criticism levelled at Lyngdoh that he is an outsider, that is, not native to Mawkynrew specifically.
Dancing to glory
High on the fever of the election season, the people – young and old – showed no qualms dancing during the campaign. Children as well joined the revelry, with little understanding of the gravity of the February 27 voting day.
The speeches made by the PDF leaders were interspersed with songs and dances organised by the party, including Bollywood hits and a collection of election songs.