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By Our Reporter | Shillong, Sept 4, 2018: 

Taking a dig at the NPP-led MDA government in Meghalaya, AICC national spokesperson Gaurav Gogoi on Tuesday said that Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma is following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s model of “only talks and no action” in the development front.

His statement came days after the National People’s Party (NPP) claimed that the era of the Congress in the state is over and that neither Gaurav Gogoi nor Rahul Gandhi can revive the party in Meghalaya.

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Countering the NPP state president’s statement on the issue, Gogoi said it has been almost eight months of the MDA government and people don’t want talks anymore. “They have already heard a lot of talks from PM Modi’s Maan Like Baat, they want action and unfortunately the Chief Minister is following the Prime Minister model of only talks and Bhashan and no action,” said the Assam MP.

Meanwhile, President of Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC), Dr Celestine Lyngdoh said that other parties are free to do big talks “but the congress has its own system.” The fact that the NPP formed the government with BJP proves that “they are not capable of forming the government on their own,” he said.

On senior NPP leader Rowell Lyngdoh’s comment that the NPP would replace the congress in the state, the MPCC Chief said that such a thing will never happen as there are ups and downs in politics and the “Congress will fight back and gain the confidence of the people.”

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About Ranikor, the Lyngdoh said that they have to revamp and re-organise their party in the constituency following the resignation of former MLA MM Danggo from the party.

Commenting on Danggo’s defeat in Ranikor, Lyngdoh said “He (Danggo) decided to leave the party and that was up to to him,” adding that the results says it all.

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When asked about the Congress’s debacle in Ranikor, Lyngdoh said that the results were poor but the Party will regroup, re-organise and come back..”

Meanwhile, senior Congress leader, Zenith M Sangma said that the people of Meghalaya has not given verdict to a single party adding that both the NPP and the Congress has 20 MLAs in the Assembly.
Stating that the Congress was in the Government continuously for nine years, he said that since the party could not get the majority, they prefered to give chance to the NPP along with the BJP to form the Government.
“We would like to give the NPP time to be in the Government so that the people would witness whether the big promises it had made during elections would materialise when they are in the helms of affairs. This is the time for them to fulfill the promises which they had made to the people,” Zenith added.

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