All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) chairperson Mamata Banerjee and National General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee arrived for a public meeting at Mendipathar, North Garo Hills, on January 18.
The TMC leaders were received by the leader of the opposition Mukul Sangma, State president Charles Pyngrope, MLAs George B Lyngdoh, Zenith Sangma, MDCs and other leaders.
Speaking at the rally, Abhishek Banerjee appealed to the voters to throw out the National People’s Party (NPP) and BJP government in the upcoming elections.
“It is just a matter of time that every Meghalayan is going to come in unison and ensure Meghalaya’s golden days are brought back by throwing out the NPP and BJP government,” he said.
He claimed that with every passing day TMC is growing stronger and stronger, and the BJP and NPP will draw a blank from Meghalaya.
Stating that the next 50 years are crucial for the people of Meghalaya, he requested the people to vote for the TMC, and the party will ensure that the next five years are given to the people of Meghalaya.
“As elected representatives, I will bring back the golden days of Meghalaya and ensure that every citizen of Meghalaya gets what they deserve,” he said.
He alleged that Meghalaya which is known as the abode of cloud has become a safe haven for corruption under the current dispensation.
On the other hand, leader of the opposition, Mukul Sangma asked the people on what the NPP government has done in the last 5 years, and said that the NPP led MDA government is remotelly controlled from Delhi.
Training guns at the NPP led government, he cited various examples where the government has failed. “By signing the Border MoU with Assam, Meghalaya government gave away its own land at the behest of the BJP government in New Delhi,” alleged Mukul
Stating that Meghalaya does not need BJP to form the government, he further mocked Vincent Pala’s statement on TMC failing to form the government in West Bengal without the help of the BJP.
“BJP which fought elections with the hope to topple the TMC in West Bengal were decimated,” he said, adding that the same will be the case in Meghalaya in the upcoming polls.
Mukul further criticised the government for not paying heed to the demands of GHADC employees and failing to complete many projects in the region, including the Resubelpara and Mendipathar road which according to him was sanctioned years agOAo.