Strengthening their foundation in the Garo Hills, Meghalaya TMC parliamentary party Chief and Leader of Opposition Dr Mukul Sangma on Monday inaugurated the Party Office at Tikrikilla, West Garo Hills followed by a successful Block Level Meeting attended by a surge of enthusiastic crowd.
Asserting the reason behind his personal attachment with the Integrated Basin Development and Livelihood Promotion programme, Dr. Mukul Sangma in an emotional speech said, “I understand the need for programmes such as the IBDLP. I am the son of an educator. I struggled while growing up, with only a meagre income from my father as economic support. I know the hardships of being born poor.”
Lambasting the MDA government over the misutilisation of funds, Dr. Mukul Sangma commented, “I tried ensuring three stable income sources for each family under the Integrated Basin Development Livelihood Promotion Programme. The Government of India could not provide us with adequate funds so I sourced money from various international funding agencies like the Asian Development Bank, The World Bank, and JAICA.”
He added, “I established 117 educational institutions across the state with the Human Capital Development funds from the Asian Development Bank. However, the MDA government did not provide a Utilisation Certificate to the Asian Development Bank, and therefore lost our hard-earned funding!”
Unifying the crowd with a message of service and harmony, Dr. Mukul Sangma commented, “We may belong to different political parties but we all belong to Meghalaya. The Meghalaya TMC intends to put the nation first. By strengthening the party, we would strengthen the foundation of our country. The welfare of people is our religion.”
During the event, Trinamool Congress Legislature Party Leader & Leader of Opposition, Meghalaya Legislative Assembly, Dr. Mukul Sangma, Meghalaya TMC MLA, Mahendraganj, Dikkanchi D Shira, Meghalaya TMC MLA, Chokpot, Lazarus M Sangma, Meghalaya TMC MDC, Kharkutta, Cherak W. Momin along with other notable Meghalaya TMC leaders were present.
Carrying forward the message of unity and utmost service to the people of Meghalaya, Meghalaya TMC would continue to strengthen people’s causes all across the state while the MDA government focuses on ill-merited schemes to push the state towards the edge of a socioeconomic downfall.