Sangma blames Congress for Meghalaya's under development

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Shillong, Jan 12 (UNI) Launching its election campaign, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) today criticised the Congress-led government while assuring to bring ''changes'' for the people of Meghalaya.

''Everyone in the state wants change. The state is progressing lethargically in terms of development due to lack of good governance and these are the things people want to be changed,'' NCP leader, Purno A Sangma said, kicking off his series of election campaign in different parts of the city here today.

Attacking the Congress for poor development in the state, the former Lok Sabha Speaker said, frequent change in leadership and the non-performance politics of the Congress has made the state economically weaker.

Stating that within a span of 35 years, Meghalaya had eighteen governments with several Chief Ministers with the Congress in power for a better part of this period, the former Congress leader claimed, ''People are fed up with the Congress. The party has ruled for about 30 years but rampant, corruption non-accountability within the party has aggravated the people's plight over the years''.

Urging the people to change their ''outlook and attitude'' and vote accordingly taking into context the larger interest of the state and not individual constituencies, Mr Sangma said, the process would help accelerate development with a single party in power.

Promising that the NCP would do ''something different'' if voted to power, Mr Sangma, however, did not elaborate clearly in what way.

''The NCP would provide good governance and stability if voted to power, Mr Sangma said.

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