Dr. Mukul Sangma, Chief Minister, Meghalaya, has highlighted how several major developmental projects right from finishing the Shillong Bypass, the Shillong-Tura Road and the transformation of the thoroughfare connecting Jorabat and Umiam into a four-lane road were possible only due to his personal intervention.
Several political rivals have been attaching harmful and grossly misleading tags to Dr. Sangma like Chief Minister of Ampati, accusing him of implementing several Government schemes only in his own constituency. Legislators who rebelled and joined the NPP also accused Dr. Sangma of being a dictator. The Chief Minister preferred to let his work do the talking and highlighted several Government initiatives and schemes to prove how he was working for the welfare of the whole of Meghalaya.
He talked of how he was hugely surprised and shocked at being called a dictator since he had dedicated his life towards ensuring swift implementation of projects that were pending and also towards furthering the interests of the entire State. He talked of how the Government has vastly improved law and order in the entire Garo Hills area over the last 7 years. He talked of how previously, it would require many hours to go to Ampati for Tura. Post improving roads, this journey only takes 45 minutes according to the Chief Minister who added that rivals and PM Narendra Modi who are criticizing him, should come to the State for witnessing the reality on the ground.
He also added that rebel legislators were trying to create greater instability by toppling over the government and were using tactics like bargaining for personal wish fulfillment and Cabinet berths or even extortion. He talked of how these people were absolute masters in activities like these but will never succeed in overthrowing the Government. He also cleared the air about holding 18 portfolios as accused by Tynsong and other rebel MLAs. He stated that since the Cabinet was downsized, ministers held a minimum of 7 departments each. He also talked of how a few departments like political and cabinet affairs are mostly held by the Chief Minister himself and cannot be entrusted to others.