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Friday , November 9 , 2012
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Sangma sure of ‘change’

Shillong, Nov. 8: Former Lok Sabha Speaker and National People’s Party president Purno A. Sangma today claimed that the people are angry with the kind of corruption in the country while asserting that a non-Congress government would come to power in Meghalaya after the 2013 Assembly polls.

“The mood is for a change and people are really angry with the corruption in the country as a whole,” Sangma told reporters at the NPP office here.

Stating that he has full confidence in the people, the NPP leader said his party would “come with a bang” in the 2013 Assembly polls. “There is no confusion among the people about the NPP and its symbol. They are very clear and well informed. People are intelligent and do not underestimate them,” he said.

He said the NPP will enter into a pre-poll alliance with some political parties and an announcement in this regard will be made public soon.

“Although the NPP will not form the government on its own, it will have enough numbers to form the next government. I can give you 100 per cent assurance that a non-Congress government will be formed after the election,” Sangma said.

On the CBI findings in relation to the alleged anomalies in the appointment of assistant teachers in government lower primary schools, Sangma said, “Corruption has always been there and always been high in Meghalaya, but the people involved were not being caught. However, now it has started. I am very grateful to the CBI. This is just the beginning and will be followed by many more.”