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TURA, April 15: Trinamool Congress candidate for the Lok Sabha seat for Tura, Zenith M Sangma on Monday alleged that the Congress’ intention is not to win but to lure voters away from the TMC and facilitate a win for the ruling NPP.
Replying to a question during his campaign on whether there is concern that the Congress will dent the TMC’s vote share, Zenith replied in the negative and said that there was a need to clear the confusion of the people.
“The aim of the Congress is not to win but to lure the votes of the TMC and facilitate the win for the NPP. There is a deep rooted conspiracy between the Congress leadership and the NPP,” he alleged.
On the reported claim by Saleng that the TMC was damaging the vote share of the Congress by coming into the picture which would later benefit the NPP in terms of votes, Zenith said it was rubbish.
It is worth mentioning that both the TMC and Congress are a part of the opposition INDIA bloc formed for the purpose of defeating the BJP government at the Centre.
“In the context of the Tura parliamentary seat, our vote share was 1.95 lakh whereas the Congress’ was merely 65,000 in the last elections. It was just one-third of ours so on what basis did they field a candidate here. If you look at the figures, it is the TMC who should be fielding a candidate,” Zenith said.
“Congress should have fielded a candidate only in Shillong but in Tura they are intentionally jeopardising the chances of the TMC because they want us to fail,” he added.
On what people think of incumbent Lok Sabha member Agatha Sangma, the TMC candidate said that there were complaints everywhere that no work was done by the sitting MP.
“She has also done the opposite (supporting CAA) of what she promised before the elections. How will her promises have credibility this time too? People know that as they are now very conscious and want a change,” he added.
Reacting to the claims of development by the Conrad Sangma-led MDA Government, Zenith said it is the people who would judge.
“The NPP may be talking about development but it is the people who will judge. Most of the developments were the initiative of the then chief minister Mukul Sangma and Chief Minister Conrad Sangma is merely inaugurating the projects on their completion. Take the example of the Governor’s House, Captain Williamson Sangma Technical State University, College of Architecture etc.,” he added.

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