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Meghalaya Polls: TMC Manifesto Promises To Revoke MoU on Assam-Meghalaya Border

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The TMC has already started a campaign with its ‘We’ card – a promise to give Rs 1,000 to every woman
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Guwahati: The Trinamool Congress (TMC) while releasing its manifesto for the ensuing Meghalaya polls slated on February 27 next, pledged that the resolution taken by both Assam and Meghalaya governments regarding the border disputes would be revoked.

The TMC manifesto, released on Tuesday, highlighted ’10 pledges’ by the party including revoking the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the Conrad Sangma and Himanta Biswa Sarma governments of Meghalaya and Assam respectively.

The manifesto was released by general secretary Abhishek Banerjee along with Mukul Sangma and other state leaders. Banerjee said, “Our mission in Meghalaya is to turn this beautiful state into a model state across all sectors. The healthcare and education system will be revamped. The economy will be boosted for growth. The civic infrastructure will be made available for all. Indigenous rights will be protected at all costs. And no decisions will be taken without people’s consent.”

Both states have already agreed to resolve border disputes in 12 areas out of which six have already been sorted out and dialogues for the remaining six areas were in process. However, the ongoing negotiations between the two governments of the neighbouring states suffered a halt after violence broke out in a disputed area at Mukroh.

Meghalaya TMC chief and former chief minister of the state, Mukul Sangma, said, “The pledges taken in the manifesto are based on the thorough research on the issues concerning our people. The 10 pledges include health cover for all, upgradation of health infrastructure, jobs, social security as well as the economy of the state.”

TMC also pledged to provide 1 lakh laptops to all higher secondary and college-going students in the state to keep up with the current trend and facilitate digital education.

The TMC has already started a campaign with its ‘We’ card – a promise to give Rs 1,000 to every woman — and MYE card – a promise to give youths Rs 1,000 per month. The party claimed that it has prepared the manifesto after its workers ran in-depth research in the state for the last six months.

Besides, civic amenities, music, sports, culture and tourism, coal mining, etc. were also featured in the party’s pledges.

The TMC started its journey in 2021 in Meghalaya with Mukul Sangma breaking out from the Congress along with other leaders to become the main opposition party in the state.

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