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Mukul is ‘only party workers’ CM’: Conrad

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TURA, Feb 17: National People’s Party (NPP) chief Conrad K Sangma continued his tirade against the Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma branding him as ‘CM for Congress party workers only’.
Addressing an election meeting on Saturday at the village of Dopa Apal under Resubelpara in North Garo Hills (NGH), Conrad said, “He (Mukul) has not worked in the interest of the state but has furthered the interest of his close aides and only the Congress workers and supporters.”
Conrad was campaigning for NPP candidate Timothy D Shira who is pitted against former CM and Congress veteran Salseng C Marak.

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‘Elections in Meghalaya will be free, fair credible and peaceful’

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SHILLONG, Feb 16: Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat has exuded that elections in Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya will be free, fair credible and peaceful as adequate measures have been taken to meet the challenges in these poll-bound states.
Talking to journalists here after rounding up a top level review of the poll-preparedness in Meghalaya, Rawat said, “Election machineries have taken adequate measures to meet the challenges and all three elections in these three states will be free, fair, credible and peaceful”.

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No evidence against DGP on campaigning for Congress: ECI

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SHILLONG, Feb 16: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has informed that so far it is yet to find any evidence regarding alleged involvement of Meghalaya Director General of Police (DGP) SB Singh in campaigning for the ruling Congress party.
Speaking to reporters here on Friday, Chief Election Commissioner of India, Om Prakash Rawat said, “So far, we have not been able to lay our hands on any evidence but the process is on and whatever emerges the commission will take a call then and there”. The ECI team led by Rawat, who were on a two-day visit to the state to assess the poll preparedness, also met the representatives of different political parties besides officials of the state government.

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HYC opposes school badges of BK Bajoria

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SHILLONG, Feb 16: The Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC) has opposed the action taken by a city school for allegedly trying to impose on students to wear school badges which have got the god of a particular religion printed on them.
“We strongly oppose the decision of the BK Bajoria School to print such badges as this would affect students who are from other religions,” HYC education secretary Roy Kupar Synrem said in a statement issued here on Friday.

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Congress leaders misused public funds, built mansions: Amit Shah

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SHILLONG, Feb 16: Labeling the incumbent Congress government as ‘most corrupt government’, BJP national chief Amit Shah on Friday accused the Congress leaders of misusing public funds meant for development while expanding their personal properties.
Addressing the party’s election campaign here at Malki ground, Shah said, “I appeal to you (people) to throw out this most corrupt government of Mukul Sangma so that we can bring a BJP government where the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision can be implemented”.

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We cannot brush aside contribution of Congress stalwarts towards Meghalaya: Dr. Lapang

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SHILLONG, Feb 16: Veteran Congress leader Former Chief Minister of Meghalaya and MPCC President, Dr DD Lapang on Friday criticized the opposition political parties for trying to spread falsehoods about the Congress party and its role in the development of the state of Meghalaya. He said, “If we go down history we cannot brush aside the contribution of the stalwarts towards the people of Meghalaya.”

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Conrad slams Mukul for failing to do his classwork on development

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TURA, Feb 16: NPP chief Conrad K. Sangma on Friday lambasted Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma for selling false dream by hiding facts in what he speaks.
“Mukul says that I have not done my homework on the roads in plain belt area of Garo hills. It is a known fact that the roads are in deplorable condition and he is selling dream of NH-127B, which is yet to become a reality. I am sorry for Mukul that he has failed to even do his class work”, said Conrad, addressing a rally at Dagal under Songsak constituency, where Mukul is pitted against NPP strongman Nihim D. Shira.

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