Meghalaya News


Ex-Deputy CM smells a rat

Block Congress Committee Dissolution

From A Correspondent
Shillong, Sept 12: Even though the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) had clarified that the dissolution of the seven block Congress committees (BCCs) was done to strengthen the party units with no intention to expel any MLAs, former Deputy Chief Minister Rowell Lyngdoh alleged that the party does not plan to give him ticket to contest the 2018 Assembly polls.
MPCC president DD Lapang on Monday told a section of the media that change in the block Congress, if they are not functioning, does not mean that the party has expelled anyone. Reacting to the statement of the MPCC president, Lyngdoh said, “The dissolution of the block Congress committee of Mawkyrwat constituency was done with the sole objective to deny me the party ticket.”
However, the Mawkyrwat MLA stated that he was not very sure whether the MPCC had dissolved the BCCs in other constituencies with the intention to deny the sitting MLAs party tickets.
When asked the reasons for the Congress not planning to give him the ticket, Lyngdoh said the party has accused him of indulging in “anti party activities”.
He questioned if the party leadership accusing him of indulging in “anti-party activities” is just an excuse to deny him the party ticket.  The former Deputy Chief Minister also stated that the Congress may not give him a party ticket because of his old age.
Meanwhile, Lyngdoh said that he is yet to decide whether to contest the 2018 Assembly polls.
“I will discuss with my supporters before taking a final decision. If my people tell me contest, I will comply with their wishes and definitely contest,” he added. When asked if he has decided to join any new party, he said that as of now he has not made up his mind to join any new party.
“I will decide of joining a new party only after consulting my supporters,” the senior Congress leader added. It may be mentioned that a couple of weeks ago, Diverland Lyngdoh, a senior Congress member and close aide of Lyngdoh, joined the National People Party (NPP). Diverland was a former All Indian Congress Committee member and general secretary of the MPCC.