SHILLONG: Conrad K. Sangma promised a slew of measures to help the people see a resurgent Meghalaya as the NPP president addressed a series of poll rally in the north eastern state on Tuesday.
Sangma observed that the people have given Congress enough time and opportunity. But the people in power have been failing to deliver the good much to their utter disappointment. He said, "the political currents have changed in Meghalaya and people have a desire for a change and the change will happen. People have realised that in Congress party there is no democracy as Mukul have turned Congress to be a Mukul Party", he said.
In his speech at Shallang, he slammed Mukul Sangma and his government for failing to efficiently deal with the coal issue with the centre after NGT imposed the ban. According to Conrad, the people largely depend on coal directly or indirectly but the chief minister has failed to ensure that mining is in the interest of the people.
21 Jan 2008 - 3:47pm | editor
Karimganj is going to repoll in 75 polling booths in Karimganj on Tuesday. The repolling has been ordered following the allegations of large scale rigging and booth capturing on 9th of January. The state government has beefed up security arrangement to ensure peace and normalcy during the repelling in these booths. On the other hand, the campaign for the last phase of panchayat polls slated for 24th of January in Darrang district will come to an end on Tuesday. The district will witness a tough battle among Congress, AGP and the AUDF.
Properties worth several lakhs gutted when a devastating fire broke out near Fancy Bazar area in Guwahati on Monday. According to information, the incident took place at the Guwahati Police Reserve at around 11 in the morning. The reason has yet to be ascertained but it is suspected to be due to electric short circuit. As the fire broke out several LPG cylinders exploded and thus the fire was rapidly spreading in the area. As many as twelve fire tenders were called to bring the situation under control. These fire tenders took almost two and a half hours to douse the fire. The extent of damage has yet to be ascertained. Investigation in on. Top ranked police and civil officials have reached the spot.