Meghalaya poll battle: Former ally attacks ruling NPP over coal mining issue


Guwahati: With the meeting elections in Meghalaya nearing, the previous ally BJP has sharply criticized the ruling Nationwide People’s Party (NPP).

In an official assertion, the BJP on Friday slammed Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on the coal mining concern. Earlier, Sangma’s social gathering claimed that it could management the unlawful coal mining within the hill state, and after 5 years, the NPP failed to take action.

“The NPP could not even fulfill half of the promises it made to the people before the 2018 Assembly elections. This time, they will certainly be voted out of power in Meghalaya,” mentioned BJP leaders.

Although the BJP and NPP shared energy in Meghalaya for the final 5 years, the 2 events earlier determined to go solo within the elections. Since then, former allies have been seen attacking one another on completely different points.

The BJP’s criticism got here in opposition to the backdrop of Conrad Sangma’s declare of getting an absolute majority within the upcoming election.

“We will form the government in Meghalaya on our own with a full majority,” he mentioned at an election rally on Thursday.

Whereas attending an election rally within the Songsak Meeting constituency, Sangma commented, “We don’t have to think much about the upcoming election. It is very clear that NPP is coming back with a thumping victory.”

He additional claimed that in final 5 years, his authorities may do way more than what couldn’t be achieved in 20-30 years.

“The NPP government has built a record number of roads across the state,” he added.

The Chief Minister additional mentioned that within the 45 years of statehood, solely 4,500 households in rural areas of Meghalaya had piped water connections, however the NPP-led authorities has supplied over 3 lakh households with piped water connections within the final three years.

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