Shillong, Jan 24: ‘Ten pledges’ will be the key feature of the Trinamool Congress’s (TMC) manifesto for Meghalaya which General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee will release, with Mukul Sangma and other state leaders, on Tuesday.
The TMC has already commenced a marketing campaign with a ‘We’ card – a promise to give Rs 1,000 to every woman — and the MYE card – a dedication to provide youths Rs 1,000 per month. Party insiders say while they will highlight these cards, they will also highlight the 10 pledges withinside the manifesto.
Sources stated over the last six months, the party has done in-depth research on Meghalaya.
Abhishek Banerjee, who has visited Meghalaya a couple of times, has given the final touch to the manifesto after a detailed discussion with the TMC chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
On January 19, Meghalaya TMC shared a video on Twitter and wrote a caption, “People of Meghalaya, It’s TIME to remove the CORRUPT & INEPT MDA Govt! Under the leadership of Hon’ble Chairperson @MamataOfficial, National Gen Secy @abhishekaitc, State President @AITCCharles & Leader of Opposition Dr @mukulsangma, we shall conquer!”
People of Meghalaya,
It’s TIME to remove the CORRUPT & INEPT MDA Govt!
Under the able leadership of Hon’ble Chairperson @MamataOfficial, National Gen Secy @abhishekaitc, State President @AITCCharles & Leader of Opposition Dr @mukulsangma, we shall conquer!#TMC #VoteForTMC pic.twitter.com/KPepxuOvlE
— AITC Meghalaya (@AITC4Meghalaya) January 19, 2023
Sources say the point of interest place of the manifesto can be the economy, stressing how, like Bengal, the TMC should bring more projects and investments to Meghalaya. It would mean more job opportunities and start-ups for the youth.
Social security, farmers, health, education, civic amenities, music, sports, culture and tourism, traditional ADC institutions, coal mining, etc. will be among the other pledges.
WHERE THE PARTY STANDS
The TMC started in Meghalaya with Mukul Sangma breaking out from Congress. So far, the TMC is the main opposition. According to the party’s report, that is expected to do well in Meghalaya.