‘No alternative to Congress in country’

SHILLONG, Oct 2: Meghalaya leader of opposition Dr Mukul Sangma on Tuesday asserted that there is no alternative to the Congress in the country even as he added that the party is the only one which is relevant.

In obvious reference to the BJP, the Leader of Opposition said that other parties create “divide and chaos”.

According to him such parties become a threat to the integrity of the country.

“The Congress for whatever it has done is the only option available,” Dr Sangma told journalists.

“They (people) have tried the BJP, they have seen what has happened,” the Congress leader added.

On the doubts over the leadership quality of AICC president, Rahul Gandhi, the Meghalaya Leader of Opposition said that such “question marks” are being brought only by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and the BJP.

“Their job is to create a negative perception. They created that even in Meghalaya by making various allegations against me,” Dr Sangma said.

He also said that the BJP is using the regional parties in the northeast to stop the Congress from coming to power.

Alleging that Meghalaya Chief Minister and National People’s Party (NPP) leader Conrad K Sangma is a “nominee” of the BJP, the Congress leader pointed out that the regional parties alliance with the NPP is only for a short period.

“”This will change because of the anti-people agenda (of the BJP),” Dr Sangma said.

The Congress leader also pointed out to the notification issued by centre to see that no illegal slaughter of cows takes place during Bakrid was allowed to be implemented in the state because the NPP was a partner of the BJP.

Slamming the regional parties, Dr Sangma said, “They are still in a honeymoon period. Therefore, they don’t see it.”

It may be mentioned that three regional parties of the state United Democratic Party, People’s Democratic Front and Hill State People’s Democratic Party are part of the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance coalition.

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