Meghalaya: NPP optimistic of retaining power in GHADC

 According to Prestone Tynsong, the NPP is in a "very good position" while expressing optimism about the party's capability to secure at least 15 to 20 seats.
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Meghalaya: NPP optimistic of retaining power in GHADC

SHILLONG: 

The National People's Party (NPP) is optimistic about retaining power in the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC). 

With elections to the GHADC just round the corner, the ruling NPP in Meghalaya is "aggressively" campaigning in the Garo Hills region with the party's top brass, including Chief Minister and NPP national president Conrad Sangma, leading the campaigns. 

Election to the GHADC is scheduled to be held on April 8 and counting on April 12. 

NPP leader and Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong, on Thursday, said that he is also all set to visit Garo Hills next week to take part in the campaigning process. 

“Next week, I am also joining our Chief Minister along with senior leaders of the party in the campaigning process," Tynsong said. 

According to him, the NPP is in a "very good position" while expressing optimism about the party's capability to secure at least 15 to 20 seats.

“From one election to another, the principle of the NPP is to work hard, to cross the bridge, and (to) win right from the MDC, MLA to MP elections,” he added.

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When asked whether Congress will impact NPP's prospect in this election, Tynsong replied in the negative, adding that the party's target is to make sure they get a comfortable majority in the upcoming election.

“Once we contest elections, we want to win and secure an absolute majority,” the Dy CM added. 

Reacting to questions on alleged financial irregularities in GHADC, Tynsong said, “I think the government has already constituted the special audit team and... we have constituted a dedicated audit team (to investigate into alleged financial irregularities)”.

(Edited by Ibankyntiew Mawrie)

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