Dadenggre(Meghalaya), Aug 9 : Meghalaya TMC conducted a large-scale party meeting in Dadenggre, West Garo Hills today. Senior party leaders graced the event in the presence of the leader of the opposition Dr. Mukul Sangma along with TMC MLA’s Zenith Sangma and Lazarus Sangma.
Addressing the people, Dr. Mukul Sangma launched a scathing attack on the NPP-led MDA government over ineffective and poor governance leading to abysmal conditions for the people of the constituency. Dr. Sangma pointing out the deplorable condition of the road leading to the constituency said, “We are definitely concerned after seeing the disparity which is apparent, numerous initiatives were taken in the previous government but today if you see the Phulbari- Rongram road in a deplorable state, I want to ask why is there a delay? We were able to get support from the World Bank through Meghalaya Integrated Transport program where in phase 1 we got 120 million dollars package, unfortunately, the govt couldn’t take advantage of these programs for whatever reasons best known to them”
“For this particular road project, the total sanction amount is 130 crores out of which 77 crores have already been paid to the contractor, but not even 30 percent progress can be seen, we need to go deeper, interestingly the contract is given to the same contractor who was allotted the contract of the Meghalaya legislative assembly building, now we have to find out what is that special quality thus contactor has, as he is getting all the major contracts despite of irregularities in his past projects.” , Sangma added.
After the event, MLA from Songsak Dr. Mukul Sangma addressed the media about the B-Mahal land issue and stated, “The land and resources of Meghalaya whether it’s in Garo Hills or Khasi or Jaintia, the land and resources belong to our people. And based on our customary laws, practices, and traditional rights owners of these land resources have also the onus of responsibility for administering them. Now in respect of the particular area which is referred to have the area falling under B-Mahal these are the areas where though the land has been inherited by our people, resides in these particular areas for centuries and since time immemorial, the onus of responsibility of the District Council is to ensure that there is no alienation of land from the people who are residing in those areas.”
TMC leader from the Dadenggre, Rupa Marak spoke about his candidature for 2023 upcoming elections and said,” People of the constituency are tired of this inefficient govt, and looking for a change, look at the number of people who have turned up, these people are fed up with the current state of affairs and are looking for a formidable change.”
Meghalaya TMC got an overwhelming reception from the citizens of the constituency with more than 1500 registrations at the event. The other leaders at the event were Cherak W Momin MDC from Kharkutta, Agassi Marak MDC from Balachanda, and General Secretary of Meghalaya Pradesh Trinamool Youth Congress.