Meghalaya TMC Candidate from Dadengre Rupa M Marak visited the villagers of Kantananggre who were glooming under the darkness for many years after a transformer in their village developed a snag.
Kantananggre village – under Dadenggre Constituency is presently held by Chief Minister Conrad Sangma’s elder brother, James K Sangma. However, the village is engulfed in darkness for several years now. During their meeting with TMC leader, the villagers narrated their ordeal and lamented that they are living in such a terrible condition due to the deliberate ignorance by the three-time MLA and Minister, James Sangma.
Upon visiting the villagers who were neglected by the NPP MLA, the Meghalaya TMC leader said, “After hearing their sad state of affairs, I have come here in person to understand this long-standing issue. The villagers said that they approached the local MLA James Sangma in 2018 when he was the Power Minister. They requested he gets the transformer repaired, and he also assured them to give 50,000 as a donation for the repair works. Despite visiting his residence several times, the locals say that he wasn’t available. It is extremely disappointing and sad to see this happen in his constituency.”
Taking a jibe at the inept MLA, the Meghalaya TMC candidate added, “There are so many students who study in different schools and colleges, but here they live in total darkness. The students continue their education, studying under lamps and candles. It is unfortunate to witness their plight as they live in complete darkness. I have assured the villagers to extend my full support, and I will also approach the Power Department to look into the matter at the earliest.”
Devastated at the sitting MLA, the Village Sordar said, “Over the years, I have approached James Sangma more than four times, but I didn’t get any response from him. We and our children are facing extreme difficulties due to the lack of power supply to our village. James also promised to give Rs. 50,000 only to deprive us, despite trying to visit him several times.”
“The amount of neglect and humiliation faced by the people of Kantanangre under the ruling dispensation is the real-life testimony of the ‘cruel failure of James Sangma. When the locals who were miserably suffering under the bleak rule of James Sangma approached him with high hopes, they only returned empty-handed after being betrayed by the three-time MLA,” Meghalaya TMC said in a press statement.
The party also promised to bring a resolution and relief for the people of Kantananggre who are abandoned by this merciless government and assures them to be a voice for their rights in their fight for justice.