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Meghalaya polls: Cong using ‘religion’ to get votes, says Conrad

Jowai, Meghalaya, Feb 22 (UNI) National People’s Party (NPP) chief Conrad Sangma on Thursday accused the Congress party of taking help of ‘religion’ to get votes in the February 27 Assembly polls.
Addressing a rally here, Mr Sangma said,“Why they are talking about religion? Because, Congress has no mission and vision. Everyone is important for us . We will never be biased to one group or religion. Being a Christian, I will not seat quietly if anything happen to Christians and other communities.”
The NPP chief also urged people to unite together to bring change in the Jaintia Hills and across Meghalaya by voting for the party in the upcoming polls to fulfill the dreams of PA Sangma. He also referred to some of the incomplete projects where the former Lok Sabha speaker laid foundation stone.
Attacking Congress government on coal ban issue in the state, the NPP chief asked Chief Minister Mukul Sangma that how many times had he met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Coal Minister to discuss the matter.
“The Meghalaya Government did not prepare the mining policy . They asked people to sign agreement with the Meghalaya Mineral Development Corporation (MMDC). If you want mining to re-open , vote for NPP. We will find a solution in this matter," Mr Sangma said.
Lashing out at Congress for calling NPP as ‘B’ team of BJP, the party chief said,”Congress is trying to divert people’s mind to hide failures of Dr Sangma’s government. It has done nothing for the people of the state .”
Mr Sangma also said that business and trade with neighbouring countries including Bangladesh need to be improved.
Another party leader, Prestone Tynsong, who was also present in the rally claimed that the Congress party was in ICU, and urged people to vote for NPP to bring change in Meghalaya.
The polling for the ensuing Assembly elections is slated to be held on February 27. The results would be out on March 3.
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