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Modi assuages Christians in poll bound Meghalaya

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TURA, Feb 22: The small village of Shyamnagar under Phulbari constituency saw a sea of humanity descend upon the venue of the first ever visit of the prime minister, Narendra Modi to Garo Hills with over 70,000 people coming to see the PM in poll bound Meghalaya.
Assuring that the BJP had a single agenda of development, the PM assuaged the sentiments of Christians relating examples of how his government had helped Christians whenever there was a situation.

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Congress accuses Conrad of planning to join BJP

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SHILLONG, Feb 22: The Congress party has dared the national president of the National People’s Party (NPP), Conrad Sangma to promise that he will not jump ship and join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after the ensuing Assembly elections which will be held on February 27 next.
“I would like to ask Conrad if he can keep his hand on the holy cross and tell the people four things – he and NPP are not funded by BJP and RSS, is he not part of BJP’s NEDA, he will not join hands with BJP and he will refuse Modi’s diktat of not observing December 25 as good governance day,” AICC media-incharge Randeep Singh Surjewala said here.

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Modi should answer for depriving Meghalaya: Surjewala

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SHILLONG, Feb 22: Accusing Prime Minister, Narendra Modi of depriving states such as Meghalaya by doing away with Backward Regions Grant Fund (BRGF) and the Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) Sub-Plans, AICC media-incharge Randeep Singh Surjewala said that the PM should answer for this.
“The Prime Minister Narendra Modi must answer as to why did he decide to undo the backward regions grant which used to help states like Meghalaya and other states where districts are backward and getting special central funding,” ,” Surjewala said here on Thursday.

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Ampati rallies against killing of NCP candidate

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AMPATI, Feb 22: Thousands of people from South West Garo Hills (SWGH) district, including NGO leaders, senior citizens, church leaders, teachers and students rallied at Ampati on Thursday to condemn the brutal killing of NCP candidate Jonathone N. Sangma and three others on Sunday night.
All shops and business establishments in and around Ampati also downed their shutters as a mark of protest against the killing.

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NPP releases contract signed with people of Meghalaya

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SHILLONG, Feb 22: Terming it as a contract signed between the party and the people of Meghalaya, the National People’s Party (NPP) has enumerated a slew of measures through which it proposes to bring about development in Meghalaya in this People’s Document.
The 10-page document was released by the NPP national president Conrad K Sangma at an election rally held at Jowai, the district headquarter of West Jaintia Hills District, about 63 km from here, in presence of party leaders and candidates.

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