Hectic campaigning as deadline come calling
ITANAGAR, Oct 10: Political parties have beefed up their electioneering as the Election
Commission has put a ban on canvassing 48 hours prior to election. The state goes
to the poll on Oct 13.
A total of 7,50,160 voters (Number includes Tawang district which has already sent
three candidates unopposed) including 3,72,430 female will cast their votes to elect
sixty members from 154 in the fray.
Do not believe in false propaganda: Khandu
ROING: The Congress leaders including Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu today addressed
a mammoth gathering here and appealed the voters to support INC and vote for Pomaya
Mithi, Congress candidate for the 43rd Roing Assembly Constituency.
Khandu in his brief speech categorically denied sponsoring AITC, NCP, PPA and BJP
candidates and urged the people not to believe in false propaganda. Clarifying wrong
report of sponsoring candidates in the state, he also made a fervent appeal not to
believe in rumour of sponsoring the AITC candidate at Roing
“I am from the Congress and will always support my official candidate Pomaya Mithi”,
Khandu also appealed the people to exercise their franchise honestly in order to
consolidate the Congress party in forming the government for radical development
of Roing and the state as a whole.
Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs V Narayanswami spelt out the policy
and programmes of the Congress government for the next five years. He briefed the
development packages that the Congress government has announced for the speedy development
The Congress is working for women emancipation, Narayanswami said and indicated that
women may also get preference in ministry in the state.
Coming down heavily on AITC candidate Leata Umbrey, Mukut Mithi squarely blamed Umbrey
for heralding unfounded, baseless allegations. “Whatever allegation made against
me is baseless, fabricated, concocted and an attempt to get political mileage”. The
MP also revealed that whatsoever development took place at the township in a short
time was because of PM package under Congress government. He assured the public to
continue the peace and development of the township if voted to power.
Clarifying the logic behind fielding his wife, Mithi said that it is the Congress
party at the district and the Congress workers who projected Mrs Mithi for the overall
development and larger interest of Roing citizens.
Besides, L Falerio, senior leader & former CM Goa, Union Minister of State for Water
Resource Vincent Pala and MP Ninong Ering were others who was attended the rally,
reports our correspondent.
Sangma spreads his charm to Manigaon
Continuing his whirlwind tour of state NCP star campaigner and former Lok Sabha Speaker
P.A Sangma, along with other party leaders reached Monigaon which fall under 33-Mechuka
assembly constituency today amid rousing reception accorded by enthusiastic crowd.
Addressing the mammoth gathering Sangma appealed the people to support NCP and elect
its candidate Tsering Naksang.
Sangma said that there are enormous scope for development particularly in sectors
like agriculture, horticulture, rural development, fishery, animal husbandry in this
area and hoped Naksang’s victory will help accelerate development in various sectors
with central fund.
Earlier yesterday P.A. Sangma, Union MoS for Rural Development Agatha Sangma and
NCP state unit president L.Wanglat addressed rallies at Deomali, Bordumsa, Lekhang
and Chwokham and appealed to the voters to cast their vote in favour of the NCP
candidates of the region.
Meanwhile, State unit of NCP has expressed surprise over the comment made against
the party by V.Narayansamy, General Secretary AICC during media interaction. NCP
is an ally of UPA Govt at the Centre, NCP state unit said and appealed him not to
make unreasonable allegations.
NCP also appealed the state election officials to rush in additional number of CRPF
jawans to Pashigat town in view of the recent election related violence. The party
requested district administration and police officials to strictly maintain law and
order situation in the area.