Shillong, Jan 30: The National People’s Party (NPP) has come down heavily on Trinamool Congress (TMC) and said that it will save Meghalaya from their ill intent to fill the state with “illegal immigrants” from Bangladesh.
TMC has become a major contender in the Meghalaya assembly polls and the party has started campaigning in every nook and corner of the state. On February 27, TMC in their election campaign attacked NPP with the “Save Meghalaya” slogan aimed at “bailing the state out of the misrule” of the NPP and its allies.
NPP spokesperson Bajop Pyngrope on Sunday said, “We will make sure we will save Meghalaya from illegal infiltration, save Meghalaya from the Bangladeshis that TMC is trying to bring to Meghalaya. That is our agenda.”
He stated that TMC is not their main opponent because the party has no base in Meghalaya.
“In Garo Hills, we have a multi-cornered fight and TMC is not our main opponent. We are fighting against Congress that still has its vote bank and a few other parties,” Pyngrope asserted.
On the other hand, TMC under Dr. Mukul Sangma believes that they are the main contender in the upcoming Meghalaya polls. The party has brought many allegations against the NPP to ‘woo’ voters in the election.
The Meghalaya assembly polls will be held on February 27 and the result will be declared on March 2.