Tura, Mar 22: The Garo National Council (GNC) today decided to support the candidate of the Indian National Congress, Dr Mukul Sangma for the upcoming elections to the Lok Sabha.
The GNC took the decision after a meeting with Chokpot MLA from INC, Lazarus M Sangma held on Friday at the Ruga Doni Bajar under Chokpot constituency.
According to Nikman Ch Marak, the chairman of Garo State Movement Committee (GSMC), Late Purno A. Sangma had raised the issue of a separate Garoland State only once in Parliament and remained silent after that.
“Last election we supported NPP but this time we will not support their candidate Agatha Sangma as her father late Purno A. Sangma has lied to us. We will not allow them to fool us again,” said Nikman Marak.
Nikman also stressed about the need to oppose the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) stating that if the NPP won there would be danger to the people of the region as they are the coalition partner of BJP led NDA government in the centre.
The GSMC and by extension the GNC stated that they were extending their support to INC Candidate Dr. Mukul M. Sangma and urged the people of Garo Hills to vote for change in order to save the region from BJP.