Ex-Chief Minister, Kerala, Oommen Chandy, has expressed his confidence in the Congress winning in the Meghalaya Assembly elections and stated that the results of the state elections would certainly boost the Congress in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in 2019. He talked of how the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) won in the year 2014 by making innumerable promises to citizens but they have been unable to keep most of the same. As a result, most people are highly upset with the performance and political manoeuvres of the BJP according to Chandy.
Chandy has been given the responsibility of campaigning for the Indian National Congress prior to the Meghalaya Assembly elections on the 27th of February. He has been allocated this duty by Shri. Rahul Gandhi, the All-India Congress President. He is being accompanied by KC Joseph, a senior Congress legislator from Kerala, on the campaign trail. Chandy hit out at the Central Government for utterly failing to combat inflation and talked of how the BJP raised price rise as the biggest issue against the UPA Government which was holding power previously.
However, over the last four years, farmers and citizens are suffering hugely and there has been zero intervention of the Government. He also talked of how people were now left to the mercy of those who were making profits in business. He also talked of how the prices of diesel and petrol were on the rise and how this was pretty surprising, considering that oil prices have seen a 1/4th reduction in the global market. Chandy noted that under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi, the Congress will be taking initiative for bringing all of India’s democratic and secular parties under one platform with a view towards dislodging the BJP in the Lok Sabha polls in 2019.
Chandy stated that the Congress remains confident of leading the United Front with all secular parties against the BJP next year. The election results in Meghalaya will certainly boost the prospects of the Congress next year according to Chandy. He also stated that the Congress encourages unity amongst all democratic and truly secular forces in the country when asked about whether the party will support the Left in Tripura and other regional parties in Meghalaya and Nagaland once the polls get over. He stated that although there are some reservations of the CPM, the Congress will still go ahead with its objectives.
Chandy also hailed Chief Minister Mukul Sangma and the current government in Meghalaya for ushering in more development and ensuring greater peace and prosperity for citizens.