Garo Hills, Jan 24: Meghalaya Chief Minister and national president of the National Peoples’ Party (NPP) Conrad Sangma kick-started his party’s poll campaign for the Meghalaya elections.
He took a leaf out of TMC’s book to counter the TMC’s charges against him and his party at Chenanggre Stadium Adokgre in 37 no. Kharkutta Constituency, North Garo Hills District of Meghalaya.
We are delighted to share moments from the NPP General Meeting at Chenanggre Stadium, Adokgre where we rolled out the NPP’s Election Campaign for 2023.#NPP #Meghalaya #meeting pic.twitter.com/m5a7f5DI9Y
— National People’s Party (NPP) (@nppmeghalaya) January 23, 2023
It is to be referred to that the name of the stadium has been derived from the word coined during late Purno’s election rallies at Adokgre. He had named Adokgre Chenanggre, which means land of victory.
Sangma labelled TMC as an ‘outsider’ party, much, in the same way, TMC had labelled BJP in the West Bengal polls.
while addressing the campaign, Conrad Sangma stated that “We have great respect for the TMC leader Mamata Banerjee as she had once supported my father and she has huge respect for the late PA Sangma but in politics, TMC is new in Meghalaya and they will need a lot of time to create any sort of impact here. Their leaders are all old players, who have come from congress and have got scope to serve Meghalaya when they’re in congress but have failed. TMC is yet to understand the northeast and its people they would need time, they are an outsider in Meghalaya just like TMC had claimed BJP and other national parties were outsiders in Bengal elections.”
Sangma stated at the same time as launching his party campaign at Adokgre in North Garo hills, an emotional location since his father late PA Sangma always used to start his poll campaign from Adokgre.
Along with NPP party leaders Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma, his brother, and Minister James Sangma, and Tura Constituency MP Agatha Sangma took part in this election rally for the upcoming Meghalaya State Assembly Election.
Refuting the TMC party allegations, Conrad Sangma said that those who are just now joining the TMC Party, most of them are already ready to leave the party just after the election.
Sangma and the NPP leaders also pushed the legacy of PA Sangma, one of the tallest national leaders ever from northeast India to counter Mamata Banerjee, whose party is contesting Meghalaya as a part of her national expansion plans.
“People of Garo hills should remember the late P.A Sangma and vote for the NPP. We have all joined the NPP to take his footprints forward. He is watching from heaven and Haro holds and Meghalaya is synonymous with his name” said deputy chief minister Prystone Tynsong.
Of the 60 total seats in Meghalaya, 24 are in the Garo hills region. Last week TMC Supremo Mamata Banerjee launched her party’s poll campaign also from North Garo hills. In front of more than 20 thousand people, Conrad Sangma and other leaders gave their speeches.