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Congress Leader Dr. Mukul Sangma addresses a massive campaign rally at New Bhaitbari

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Hitting back at the chief Minister Conrad Sangma, the Congress Legislative Party leader Dr. Mukul Sangma on Sunday said, “I am the driver, I am the owner of the vehicle.”

Sangma was referring to the statement of the chief Minister Conrad Sangma wherein, the chief Minister during an election rally claimed, “Will anyone sit in a car where there is no driver? The Congress is a sinking ship and it is breaking up almost every day with resignations across the country.”

“You have the owner, as well as the driver of the vehicle in front of you…… I am the driver as well as the owner of this vehicle,” Dr. Mukul Sangma said.

With the electioneering reaches its final leg, Campaigning for bye-elections to three Assembly constituencies gains momentum in Meghalaya.

To drum up support for Congress candidate Smt. Hasina Yasmin Mondol, Congress Legislative Party Leader Dr. Mukul Sangma held a massive campaign at New Bhaitbari on Sunday. Accompanied by Rangsakona Legislator Zenith M Sangma, apart from the MDCs and other leaders, Dr. Sangma addressed a massive rally at New Bhaitbari on Sunday.

Addressing the rally he further said, “… you have seen our candidate, we are very happy that we are creating a history, we have nominated a lady candidate but most importantly this is the first time in the history of Meghalaya that we have a ‘Mahila candidate’ women candidate coming from Muslim Minority community, its the first, I am sure along with that besides other reason we have every reason to believe that we will get blessing for our candidate from the electoral.”

Earlier, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Saturday campaigned for the party’s Rajabala candidate, Abdus Saleh.

Rajabala set to witness a multi-cornered contest. NPP fielded Abdus Saleh, the United Democratic Party’s (UDP) has bet for Ashahel D Shira, a sitting Member of Garo Hill Autonomous District Council, opposition Congress nominee Hashina Yasmin (37), also wife of former MLA Dr Azad Zaman, BJP candidate Kingston B Marak and Independent candidate Carla R Sangma.

The by-poll will be held at Mawryngkneng, Mawphlang and Rajabala constituencies on October 30. The votes will be counted on November 2.

The bye-elections were necessitated after the deaths of two Congress legislators – David A Nongrum from Mawryngkneng constituency and Dr Azad Zaman from Rajabala constituency – and Independent legislator SK Sunn from Mawphlang constituency.

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