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Former Rongram MLA eyes comeback in North Tura


TURA: Independent candidate for North Tura and former MLA, Sengman R Marak who won the Rongram Assembly seat in the 2003 elections is confident of doing well in the February 27 polls going by the strong support he has received from all sections of the people.

Marak is banking on the people’s disappointment in the ruling Congress as well as the reluctance of the people to support the National People’s Party (NPP) for its alleged ties with the BJP, which he feels could turn the tide in his favour.

“People have lost confidence in the Congress and they are also wary of the NPP. It is an Independent candidate that the people of North Tura will choose this time and hopefully, I will be that person,” Marak said.

When asked on the main issues plaguing the constituency Marak said, “There are many issues which need to be addressed in North Tura. If I’m elected I will try to give my best services to the people which will include upliftment of socio economic conditions of all sections of the people. The people have seen my performance during my tenure as an MLA as well as a social worker. I will find out ways and means to bring changes and developed the area”.

Some of the issues Marak intends to take up if elected include youth unemployment, medical sector, water supply, education, promotion of tourism, beautification and infrastructural development of the constituency and Tura Town as a whole. Marak also intends to raise the Tura By pass issue which he is said to have proposed during his tenure as Rongram MLA, to solve the problem of traffic congestion in the town.

Come poll day on February 27, Marak will be taking on sitting MLA of the Congress, Noverfield R Marak, NPP’s Thomas A Sangma, Utpal Arengh of the UDP, AAP’s Salnang C Marak, Marbindruth Ch Momin of RPI (A), Independent candidates, Adamkid M Sangma, Rupert M Sangma, Roger Benny A Sangma and Chiang D Shira.

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