TURA | March 25, 2019:
Former Chief Minister and Congress candidate for the Tura Parliamentary seat, Dr Mukul Sangma on Monday confidently said that the present BJP regime will be thrown out.
Talking to newsmen after filing his nomination today, Mukul said “I am telling you the nation is going to throw out this regime.”
He appeared confident of a win for the Congress stating that he put his trust on the people of the state and Garo Hills, despite the NPP being a part of the ruling coalition.
The former chief minister put his signature on what will be his third attempt at wresting the seat from within the family of late PA Sangma.
Speaking of issues concerning terrorism, the plight of traders and farmers, joblessness among others, Sangma said, “When you talk about national politics, you know how much the nation has been subjected to uncertainty. Overall the situation across the nation calls for a collective endeavour of all concerned to work towards the sustainability of our democracy. Democracy per se is under threat.”
The former CM stated that the issue at hand was there for all to see and to ensure the defeat of the current regime and the installation of a new government.
Replying to a question of the BJP fielding a candidate against him and the NPP in Tura, Dr Sangma asked for an investigation by journalists on how it came about.
“Investigate as to how the NPP was born and who nurtured them,” said the Congress MP candidate.
On a more local note pertaining to issues faced in the Tura constituency, Dr Sangma stated that he was concerned with the lack of drinking water.
“I am a little disturbed as I have had to pay to collect my water and this is in the constituency of the CM of the state. There are problems in the social sector, infrastructural gaps that need to be filled, disparity among people which is widening as well as potentialities that have not been tapped at all,” said Dr Sangma.
He further referred to the 443 kms Indo-Bangladesh border that he said could have been exploited for the growth and prosperity of the region.
Dr Sangma said that he was confident of his chances even against the odds of fighting against the PA Sangma family which has held the seat for close to 3 decades now.
“Just remember it was the Congress who groomed and nurtured them,” added Dr Sangma.