Shillong, Nov 28: Clearly having had enough of Opposition Congress’ continuous allegations on various issues, the National People’s Party today went full attack mode on the Leader of Opposition Dr. Mukul Sangma.
Hours after Chief Minister Conrad Sangma termed the allegations – of derailing investigation in the IRS Scam and corruption in MeECL – by the former Chief Minister as acts of desperation, NPP Spokesperson & MLA Marcuise N Marak called the LO a ‘seasoned architect in erecting facades,’ while also referring to him as the ‘fox’ from the classic tale –the fox and grapes.
Marak lashed out saying that the LO’s accusations, of ‘modus operandi with matching share’ on the Saubhagya scheme under the Power Department, was just a reaction out of fear of being politically irrelevant.
He said that all due approvals and procedures have been followed as per law with regards to tendering and awarding of contracts, adding “It is sad that our Chief Minister actually had to school the leader of opposition to understand how central schemes work, because clearly, he lacks that understanding.”
“Mukul Sangma after all his years of mis-governance, after weakening all our government institutions, after emptying the government’s treasury made of the sweat and hard work of people, looks like he is finding it hard to come to terms with the fact that work is actually being done successfully by the MDA government for the people,” Marak said.
Marak brought in another blast from the past for the former chief minister by reminding how the leader, during his rule, had failed to remove his home minister HDR Lyngdoh after a prostitution racket was busted in one of his properties, Marvelene’s Inn.
“Mukul Sangma went on record that as far as the removal of HDR Lyngdoh is concerned, ‘the law doesn’t demand so.’ These are the exact words of someone who claims to be a person who believes in law and order,” the NPP spokesperson said.
Not done yet, Marak said that during Mukul’s Chief Ministership, an initiative was announced ‘24×7 power for all.’
“While it sounds fancy as a name, the children of our state were still forced to read under the light of candles,” he said, adding that in two years the MDA government has electrified five times the number of villages compared to the Mukul government.