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From the Union Min’s expensive Louis Vuitton bag to Rahul’s Burberry jacket, Indian politics & media embraces all!

TNT Desk | Shillong, February 18, 2018

From ‘Suit-Boot ki Rajneeti’ to the politics of expensive Louis Vuitton Bags, Indian political scenario does not fail to amuse citizens and this time, it has happened yet again!

The Union textile minister Smriti Zubeen Irani visited poll bound Meghalaya on Saturday, February 17 as part of BJP’s campaigning programme wherein she spoke about the problems faced by women.

ALSO READ : Meghalaya- Where ‘Suit-Boot ki Rajneeti’ sidelines important issues in politics!

However, some sections of the people seemed to have a problem with the hand bag she carried along with her. The Loius Vuitton bag that cost not less than a Lakh attracted attention from many, especially the Congress men/women who took this opportunity to avenge jibes thrown at Rahul Gandhi for his black Burberry jacket that apparently cost no less than Rs. 70,000 which he wore on his last visit to Tura in Meghalaya.

Social media went all out to criticize the Union Minister for passing comments at Rahul Gandhi’s jacket while she herself chose to carry an even more expensive handbag!

Handbags or jackets, Indian politics, people as well as the media is all embracing of every petty thing that gives them an opportunity to throw jibes at each other while ignoring other important issues. For once, its high time to shift focus on issues that matter!


The writer can be contacted at shwetarajkanwar@gmail.com & shweta@thenortheasttoday.com

Meghalaya Poll campaign reaches new high; Union Min goes door-to-door to woo voters in Rynjah

From Our Special Correspondent

Shillong, February 18, 2018

With just nine days left for Meghalaya polls, political parties are doing their best to utilize the last one week of campaigning. The poll campaigning in Meghalaya has reached its peak with several political bigwigs throwing their hats in the campaigning.

Both BJP as well as Congress are bringing their star campaigners to campaign in Meghalaya for their respective parties.

In one of the constituencies, the BJP is organizing a big Sunday feast for the locality people of RR Colony Rynjah, Shillong. The pre-poll feast which is organised for around 150 people has drawn the attention of many as the residents and shopkeepers claimed that Union Tourism Minister and BJP’s  poll in-charge in Meghalaya KJ Alphons along with BJP National spokes person Nalin Kohli is doing door to door campaign in that particular locality to garner vote for their candidate Ernest Mawrie.

Reacting to this, sitting UDP legislator of Nongthymmai constituency Jemino Mawthoh said, “During election every one is doing campaigning, let BJP bring people from outside to do door to door campaign, let union minister do door to door campaign but how many house hold will they cover?”

He further said, “All their campaigns will not transform into vote, BJP candidate was a right hand man of Charles Pyngrope, let them bring leaders from outside and campaign here, I am confident because I am very close to the people of RR colony and such big feast or door to door campaign will not have any impact”.

This is the perhaps the first instance when a union tourism minister doing door to door campaign to seek vote for a particular candidate.

Total electorate under Nongthymmai constituency is 33791.

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Conrad should vow in Church not to be with BJP: Mahila Congress president

By Our Reporter, Shillong News | Shillong, Feb 18, 2018: 

The Congress on Sunday lashed out at president of the national People’s Party (NPP) Conrad Sangma for denying having any understanding with the Bharitya Janata Party (BJP) while calling him a ‘Puppet’ of the saffron party.

Alleged failure of govt to impart quality education irks Meghalaya SSA association

Shillong News | Shillong, Feb 18, 2018: 
The Meghalaya SSA School Association (MSSASA) has lashed out at the Congress-led government in the state for its alleged failure to impart quality education in the state stating that majority of the teachers  in the State were untrained (not having specified minimum qualification) even after lapse of six years of enactment of the RTE Act.

Regional parties’ alliance will comfortably cross half way mark: Paul Lyngdoh

By Our Reporter, Shillong News | Shillong, Feb 17, 2018:

While ruling out the possibilities of working either with the Congress or the BJP, UDP working president, Paul Lyngdoh on Saturday said that the regional parties’ alliance comprising of the UPD, HSPDP and GNC will comfortably cross the half way mark after the ensuing Assembly polls in the State.

Mukul works only for the interests of congress workers and supporters: Conrad

From Our Correspondent, Shillong News | Tura, Feb 17, 2018: 

Continuing his tirade against Meghalaya chief minister Dr Mukul Sangma, president of the National people’s Party (NPP), Conrad K Sangma on Saturday branded the chief minister as a party workers’ CM.

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