Pawar lashes out at Congress in Meghalaya

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Shillong, Feb 20 (UNI) Union Agriculture Minister and NCP chief Sharad Pawar today lashed out at the Congress-led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance for ''underdevelopment'' in the state.

'' The Congress has failed on all fronts. If the NCP is voted to power, we will bring about development in Garo Hills and all over the state, '' the NCP leader said in election rallies at Mahendraganj, Phulbari, Betasingh and Zikzak.

Lambasting the Congress for ''political instability'' in the state, Mr Pawar said the ''tallest leader'' from the Northeast was none other than Mr P A Sangma and that he was the only one who had the ''ability of genuinely bringing about stability and development in Meghalaya. '' ''The people have been deprived of good governance so far and under Mr Sangma's leadership, the NCP will fulfil people's aspirations. The NCP is not a party, which depends on money, rather we believe in human values, '' he claimed.

He asserted that a pro-people party interested in the state's development, should be voted to power, not the Congress.

The NCP is contesting 49 seats in the 60-member House, while the Congress is contesting all the seats in the March three Assembly election.

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