Former Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Monday broke down while expressing concern over the failure of the political leaders to unite the three major tribes of Meghalaya.
“In the course of my innings as a politician what I have observed is that we politicians, elected representatives and people who belong to different political parties whether it is the Indian National Congress or any political party have not been able to unite our three major tribes,” Mukul told reporters.
“…because irrespective of who the leader is you know there is always that whole whispering campaign that why should Garo be the Chief Minister, why should Khasi be the Chief Minister, why should not Mr A why should not Mr B…see Meghalaya will thrive and prosper when we unite and act as citizens of the state not only by confining our thinking within the community to which we belong, we have to come together Garo, Khasi and Jaintia,” he said.
He added, “In my prayers that I always do and that I have done all through my life is asking God to unite our people.”
Urging the people of the state to understand the importance of exercising their right to franchise with responsibility, Mukul said, “Anybody taking wrong decision, anybody creating a mess in the affairs of governance impacts everybody’s life and more so it affects the life of the future generation.”
“Therefore, as we proceed closer to 2023, I only would like to tell people to be responsible in exercising your right to franchise as this right to franchise should not be confined to your personal liking pertaining to your personal locality or neighbourhood or the constituency, it must revolve around the interest of the state,” he stated.