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Tyngshain Lapang stress to uplift the farmers community in Mawhati

Tyngshain Lapang the candidate of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) from Mawhati constituency has laid down his priorities for the upcoming election which includes taking care of the farming. Lapang said that around 80 per cent of the population in the constituency are farmers hence he will ensure that attention and assistance are given to them.

He also assured the setting up of cottage industries and an examination centre for students of the area to appear their board’s exams. Tyngshain Lapang is one of the nine candidates who are contesting the seat from the constituency.

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25th Death Anniversary of Haipei Rani Gaidinliu observed in Shillong

The Zeliangrong Student Union Shillong (ZSUS) today observed the 25th Death Anniversary of Rani Gaidinliu at the Naga Community Hall, Nongrim Hills, Shillong. The Chief Guest of the program was the Honorable Governor of Meghalaya Shri Ganga Prasad while Guest of Honour was Shri D.P. Panmei who was the former P.A. to Rani Gaidinliu from 1973 to 1975. The program was further headed by the lighting of the lamp by the chief guest, followed by a folk song ‘Hoi Kaomei’, by a group of students of the Zeliangrong Union. Dr. D.P. Panmei delivered a brief speech on Rani Gaidinliu. He enlightened the audience with great knowledge about this freedom fighter.

Rani Gaidinliu was born on 26th of January 1915, and at a very early age of 13 joined the Heraka religious movement and soon turned out to be a spiritual and political leader who lead a revolt against the British Raj in India and she spread the message of Mahatma Gandhi in the North East. Within the Heraka faith, she began to be considered an incarnation of the Goddess Cherachamdinliu. She was arrested at the age of 16 by the British Government and Jawaharlal Nehru had come to meet her in the Shillong Jail in 1937, wherein he promised to pursue her release. Nehru gave her the title of “Rani” and she was honoured as a freedom fighter and was awarded a Padma Bhushan by the Government of India after India’s Independence.

She passed away on the 17th of February 1993 at the age of 78 in Longkao, Manipur, India.

The program was carried on by a lecture given by Shri Som Kamei, Director, North East Postal Circle, Shillong who told the audience about the cultural and religious aspects of Rani Gaidinliu.The mention of Rani Gaidinliu is also there in the NCERT books of the Arts stream. Followed by him was Dr. Tasongwei Newmei who spoke about the legacy of Rani Gaidinliu. To lighten the mood of the audience was yet another folk song with was beautifully sung a solo singer.

The program came to an end with the valuable words spoken by the Governor. He delivered his speech in Hindi and spoke very inspiring words for the youth of the country. His speech was full of enthusiasm and energy as he proudly and with a heart full of gratitude thanked Rani Gaidinliu for her might and strength which inspired the youth. He ended his speech by reciting a poem dedicated to the great leader Rani Gaidinliu.

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Amit Shah urged people of Meghalaya to reject Congress

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Chief Amit Shah accused the Congress Government for misusing public funds which were meant for development and asked the people of the state to throw out the Mukul Sangma-led State Government.

Speaking during the Public rally in Shillong Shah said “I appeal to you to throw out this most corrupt government of Mukul Sangma so that we can bring a BJP Government where the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision can be implemented,” He also added that if the money had been spend properly and utilized correctly, the problems such as congestion and massive traffic jams in Shillong would not create such problems. Shah also lashed out to the Congress for various scam such as mining, sugar, PHE, police and teachers’ recruitment scam which took place during the 10 years period.

The BJP Chief also claimed that the acceptance of the BJP in the North East region is due to hard work and dedication of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi towards northeast and also assured to make Meghalaya a model state within five years if the party is voted to power.

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EC directives for upcoming Meghalaya’s Election

 

 

The Election Commission (EC) has promised to the complaint filed by the BJP regarding the Director General of Police S.B Singh for his alleged campaigning for Chief Minister Mukul Sangma. The Election Commission will look into it and necessary action will be taken if found guilty. C.E.C O.P Rawat said that the Commission will start to gather facts and whatever issues arrived the Commission will take stern action on anyone if found guilty.

On being ask about the preparedness for the upcoming election. The EC has taken adequate measure to ensure free and fair election. The Election Commissioner has urged all political parties and leaders to stop using hate speech during polls. According to Mr Rawat there are a total of 3083 polling stations (3082 main and one auxiliary) at 2531 polling stations. Voter’s assistance booth will be set up at all polling stations. The total electorate is 18, 44,785. Out of which 18, 42,163 are general and 2621 service electors. In general electors, 9, 12,849 are male while 9, 29,314 are female. The numbers of first time voters are 89,045.” He said that VVPATs will be used in all the 3083 polling station and the Commission has directed that one polling station of each constituency shall be randomly selected and VVPAT slips of this polling station shall be counted and matched with EVM results.

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Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma take a jibe at BJP’s Vision

An hour after the BJP leader and Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman released its Vision for Meghalaya senior Congress leader Anand Sharma take a jibe at the BJP’s vision document by saying that the BJP make promises but they are nationally known for “selling dreams and making false promises.

The BJP in its vision had abundant promised for the people of the state. In its vision it mentioned to resolve ban on coal mining within 180 days of coming to power, it also promised to provide 2 lakh jobs to the youth. Sharma said the BJP can promise the sun, moon, and stars, and Congress have no quarrel about it, they can promise more because they are nationally known for selling dreams, making false promises, and betraying the mandate and people.

Sharma directly charged at the Prime Minister for failing to keep his promise of creating 2 crore jobs in a year, while lashing out at the decisions on demonetization and GST and terming it as the “two most reckless decisions” of the Prime Minister. Anand Sharma said “I charge the Prime Minister and his Government in Delhi for having destroyed jobs and not in thousands but in millions and tens of millions particularly with the implementation of demonetization where none of four objectives were made i.e. black money, terror funding and counterfeit.

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