Tuesday, Aug 9 2022 | Time 04:53 Hrs(IST)
States » East

Abhishek Banerjee launches scathing attack on Meghalaya CM

Abhishek Banerjee launches scathing attack on Meghalaya CM

Shillong, June 29 (UNI) Trinamool Congress (TMC) national General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee on Wednesday launched a scathing attack against Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, saying that the National People's Party (NPP)-led government is "not a double engine government but a double heist and a double robbery".
"This is not a double engine government but a double heist and a double robbery. Double engine government means no one will arrest no one. The central government can steal as much resources from Meghalaya as they want, the Meghalaya police will not hold them accountable and Conrad Sangma will do whatever he wants, the CBI will not harass him, this is double heist. We have to give a befitting reply to these people who have cheated us and we have to show them their place,” Banerjee said addressing his party workers on his maiden visit to the State.

Stating that the NPP government has completely ignored the state's interest, the TMC leader alleged that the NPP government has been a puppet in the hands of the BJP.
"The abodes of clouds have become a haven for the corrupt, we have to change that," he said.
“Under the false narrative of double engine government, they are doing double heist and double robbery. We elected Conrad Sangma with hope but he has become “CON-MAN Sangma”. The abode of clouds has become a heaven for the corrupt,” Banerjee said.
Attacking Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, the TMC General Secretary told his party workers, "Have you seen the body language of the Chief Minister when he meets BJP top brass in Delhi? He is an elected Chief Minister representing 35 lakh Meghalayans, carrying their hopes and aspirations. Should he bow down to BJP leaders? Is this why Meghalaya voted for him? If the answer is no, please support AITC."
Banerjee said, "AITC’s only aim is to save Meghalaya from the divisive politics of the proxy BJP Government. Our only goal is also to empower the people, uphold the different ethnic cultures and celebrate the sacred land of Meghalaya."
Asserting that the All India Trinamool Congress is a national party, he said, "The Opposition will try and brand us as Bengali but I promise that Meghalaya will be run by the people of Meghalaya and not by Bengalis. Can the BJP put this on record that none of their governments will be run by Gujarat or Delhi?"
Dubbing the NPP government as “a virus” and the TMC as the "antidote", Banerjee said the TMC is the vaccine for the “NPP virus” that has adversely affected the state’s governance.
Giving a call to the people to oust the “proxy BJP government” fronted by the NPP, Banerjee said, 'The TMC is the only party that knows how to take the BJP head-on. We are the only ones who know how to show Amit Shah his place. And that’s why we have come here, to defeat divisive forces," Banerjee said.
On TMC's mission in Meghalaya, Banerjee said, "All India Trinamool Congress is the only party that knows how to take the BJP head-on. We are the only ones who know how to show Amit Shah his place. And that’s why we have come here, to defeat divisive forces."
Elaborating on the ‘Be The Change’ membership campaign wherein the people of Meghalaya can call on a phone number (9687796877) and extend their support, Abhishek Banerjee said, "Time has come for another independence in Meghalaya. The people here will not compromise on their self-respect and be at the mercy of other states."
"I am going to go back with a mind full of possibilities and a heart full of optimism that Meghalaya is on the cusp of Independence again. All India Trinamool Congress will put its entire weight behind the state unit. But each one of you has to make a commitment to yourself that in 2023, Meghalaya will show the world its power, capability, and strength. Be it 2023 or 2024, a democratic sun should rise in the East."
Earlier in the afternoon Banerjee also launched the party office at Lower Lachumiere. Though the party galvanised all its units across the state to bring in supporters to make the maiden visit of its General Secretary grand, four out of the 12 legislators gave Banerjee’s visit a miss.
The four TMC legislators who were missing were Himalaya Muktan Shangpliang, Shitlang Pale, Marthon D Sangma and Jimmy D Sangma.
Sources say these legislators are on their way out of TMC and are in talks with different regional parties.

More News

Tripura CM presents state's development plan in NITI Aayog meet

08 Aug 2022 | 10:36 PM

Agartala, Aug 8 (UNI) Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha has stressed self-sufficiency in agriculture, improvement of education, urban planning and degradation of basic amenities for the state's people while addressing the 7th Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog.

see more..

Meghalaya CM inaugurates College of Nursing at Dr H Gordon Roberts Hospital

08 Aug 2022 | 10:20 PM

Shillong, Aug 8 (UNI) Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma on Monday inaugurated the College of Nursing at Dr H Gordon Roberts Hospital, Shillong in the presence of Education Minister, Lakhmen Rymbui.

see more..

BJP confident to make impressive gains in 2023 Meghalaya polls

08 Aug 2022 | 10:08 PM

Shillong, Aug 8 (UNI) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader in Meghalaya, Alexander Laloo Hek on Monday exuded confidence that the party will make impressive gains in the 2023 State assembly elections.

see more..

BJP will get two-thirds majority in 2024: Shah

08 Aug 2022 | 10:03 PM

Bhubaneswar, Aug 8 (UNI) The Narendra Modi-led BJP would get a two-thirds majority in the 2024 general election, while simultaneously coming to power in Odisha by winning the state assembly polls, Union Home Minister Amit Shah asserted on Monday.Releasing the Odisha chapter of "Modi @ 20 Dreams meet Deliver" at a function here, Shah - also a former BJP national president - said Modi who was not even a Sarpanch became the Chief Minister of Gujarat thrice and Prime Minister of the country twice.

see more..

Efforts are on to identify the exact species of rescued exotic wildlife animals: Meghalaya official

08 Aug 2022 | 9:50 PM

Shillong, Aug 8 (UNI) Wildlife officials are making efforts to identify the exact species of the eight exotic animals, including birds, which were rescued from a Guwahati-bound vehicle in Meghalaya's West Jaintia Hills district on Friday night, a wildlife official said on Monday.

see more..