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By Our Reporter

SHILLONG: All India Mahila Congress (AIMC) secretary in charge Meghalaya, Poonam Rani Wangkhem, on Sunday condemned those who were trying to threaten people against casting their vote in favour of the Congress candidate Mohindro Rapsang for the 18-Shillong West Constituency.

“I have got information that there are people who are trying to use muscle power to win the election. They are using some rouge elements to threaten the voters of the 18-Shillong West Constituency,” Wangkhem said while addressing a public meeting of the Mahila Congress members of the Shillong 18-West Block Congress Committee (SBCC) here on Sunday.

While urging the Mahila members and Congress supporters not to be afraid of these rouge elements, the AIMC secretary asked the voters to cast their votes without any kind of fear or pressure.

Wangkhem also alleged that a large section of the voters of the constituency were not getting benefits of various important schemes like the old age pension and widow pension schemes.

She appealed the people to vote for Rapsang in the Assembly election to ensure that they derive the benefits of the various important schemes of the Congress-led UPA Government.

Meanwhile, General Administration Department (GAD) Minister AL Hek, who also participated in the meeting, said that Congress is the only party which can provide the people of the State with a stable Government.

While stating that despite being elected on a BJP ticket for three consecutive terms, he said that he had left the party (BJP) to join the Congress since he realized this was the only party with the capacity to lead the State in an effective way.

While appealing the voters to vote for Rapsang, Hek said that Rapsang has entered politics with a noble intention to serve to the people.

“Belonging to an established business family, he (Rapang) has no intention to make any personal gain from politics. He has come to politics because he wants to serve the people,” Hek said.

Meanwhile, Rapsang assured the gathering that if he is elected, he would try his level best for the overall development and betterment of the constituency.


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