SHILLONG, Jan 30 � The Clean Politics Campaign to �reclaim democracy, reject corruption and redeem politics, today resolved to make the State corruption free.
In a rally held today at the Fire Brigade ground in the city an estimated 6,000 strong people resolved to continue their struggle and usher in an era of clean, transparent and effective governance in Meghalaya.
The campaign was started by Meghalaya legislator, Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit way back in the spring of 2010 to educate the electorate of the State on the need of a corruption free political system for all round development.
Speaking at the rally, Basaiawmoit said, �Today is the beginning of a revolution for the institution of clean and effective governance in the State.�
He also urged the supporters of the campaign present at the rally to elect good leaders in the coming Assembly election in 2013 and defeat candidates who are corrupt.
Basaiawmoit also asked the people to refrain from electing representatives on the basis of the political parties which they are affiliated to or other considerations.
�Cast your vote judiciously, and never get swayed by narrow considerations of party, religion or clan,� he said while advocating to elect representatives who would fight for the rights of the downtrodden.
Local artistes like Timmy Kharhujon, Phyrnai Marbaniang and Pynter Orchestra broke the monotony by their performance through self-composed songs revolving around the theme of corruption and politics.
Apart from the traditional songs, Andrew Lyndem and Ratul Hajong, of the Cryptographik Street Poets also enthralled the gathering by their self-composed rap songs.