Tura: National People’s Party (NPP) leader Agatha Sangma, who defeated former CM and Congres leader Mukul Sangma in the Tura Lok Sabha constituency of Meghalaya in the recently-held elections, said it’s not just a victory but a great responsibility.
Expressing happiness over her victory in Tura, Agatha Sangma thanked the people of Garo Hills for supporting and giving her another opportunity for better governance.
“As a member of Parliament, I want to represent not only my constituency but the entire Northeast region in Parliament,” said Agatha, won the Tura seat by a massive margin of 63,775 votes against Mukul Sangma.
“We had an opposition candidate who has also been a chief minister of the state and a senior political leader, and therefore it has been quite a fight, a neck-to-neck fight but a fair one,” said Agatha, sister of current Meghalaya CM Conrad K Sangma.
Taking about the success of NPP in both Lok Sabha and assembly elections, Conrad K Sangma, who is also the party president, thanked the people for reposing their faith on the candidates as well as the party.
Congratulating Prime Minister Narendra Modi over a splendid performance in the elections, Sangma said that it has clearly certified about the dynamic leadership quality that the honourable Prime Minister holds to.
“Under his leadership, the NDA has emerged victorious and we have clinched to more seats than we have expected or secured last time,” he added.
Interestingly, the NPP won a total of five seats out of 60 in the recently-held assembly elections in Arunachal Pradesh.