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Cong will return to power: Former Meghalaya CM

Correspondent Shillong, Dec 12 | Publish Date: 12/12/2018 11:56:10 AM IST

 Former Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Tuesday said voiced confidence that Congress will return to power at the Centre following his party’s victory in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. 

“People will throw out this BJP government and that has been indicated in this whole mandate of the people. It definitely indicates the trend and it reflects writings on the walls,” the veteran Congress leader said. 

This happened “In spite of all that they have been trying to do, where the Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) went and announced some populist schemes to woo voters in Rajasthan on the day when the Election Commission was supposed to announce the elections,” he said. 

Noting that people rejected the BJP because of its anti people policies, the Leader of Opposition in Meghalaya Assembly said, “They have subjected the people of the nation to agony by bringing insensitive policies starting with demonetization and tall promises made just to get votes and come to power. So people have found out and I must say that the results showed complete rejection of the anti-people policies.” 

On the Congress being decimated in Mizoram, Sangma said, “Let us not link Mizoram and Meghalaya. Meghalaya is always a state with a fractured mandate and it was a different thing in 2013 where the people gave the mandate to the Congress but that too, not absolute majority. Here also, these people came to power by making tall promises and the same situation is already prevailing in the state. You ask anybody across the state who thought that these people would probably do what they have promised, but now the people will tell you something else. With tall promises they thought that they can get votes and get away.”

On the BJP’s Congress-mukt Bharat slogan and Congress failed to retained power in Mizoram, Sangma said, “In some places you have defeat and bad outcomes, and this is expected in democracy. But if you look at Mizoram and try to compare it with other states, it is a different ball game and you have to know what exactly was prevailing in Mizoram, how it was.”

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