Meghalaya CM brands NPP as agent of BJP

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Shillong, January 27, 2018: Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma today kicked off his election campaign in Garo hills from Songsak, his second assembly seat and accused Congress' main rival National People's Party (NPP) as an agent of BJP in the state. He also claimed that the NPP is being funded by BJP to contest the assembly elections.

Dr. Sangma is the second political leader from the state to contest from two assembly seats after Hill State People's Democratic Party leader, (late) Hoping Stone Lyngdoh had successfully contested from two Assembly seats – the erstwhile Parïong (now Mawthadraishan) and Nongstoiñ in the 1988 elections.

"I have been a legislator for five consecutive terms and chief minister of Meghalaya. My decision to contest from Songsak is purely to bring equitable development in the state," Dr Sangma addressing a mammoth gathering.

Feature image courtesy: The Indian Express

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