Meghalaya: Rabha community leaders lend support to Agatha
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Meghalaya: Rabha community leaders lend support to Agatha

TNT Bureau

TURA | April 04, 2019:

The National People's Party (NPP) candidate for Tura MP polls, Agatha K Sangma, received a boost after leaders belonging to the Rabha community in Meghalaya, decided to extend their support to the Conrad Sangma-led party.

The decision to support the NPP candidate came after a meeting held between the community leaders and Agatha at her residence in Tura on Mar 29 last week. The meeting was held in the presence of the North Tura NPP MLA, Thomas Marak and the Raksamgre MLA, Benedict Marak.

The groups, which promised their support to Agatha included leaders of all Rabha NGOs, including the Rabha Jatiya Seva Sangha (RJSS), All Rabha Students Union (ARSU), All Rabha Women's Welfare Association (ARWWA) and the Rabha Intellectual Forum (RIF).

The delegation was led by the presidents of the various Rabha organizations including Sandesh Bakshaka (president, RJSS), Lalit Rabha (president, ARSU), Sunita Rabha (president, ARWWA) and Lalmohan Rabha (general secretary of RIF).

"We met Agatha to convey our unanimous support for her candidature to the Tura Lok Sabha seat after meetings held between our leaders and community members," said Khanin Rabha, the coordinator (in-charge) of the Rabha community in Meghalaya.

According to the leaders, Agatha has promised to look into the development of the community across the region on all aspects and it was on this assurance that they promised their support.

"We submitted a list of demands after consultations with our community members which included more opportunities, socio-economic and cultural development among others. She has promised to look into all aspects of problems faced by us. It is in this assurance that we have extended our unanimous support to her," added Khanin.  

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