FROM OUR STAFF CORRESPONDENT
Shillong, Dec 10: Split in the Hill State People’s Democratic party (HSPDP) wide open after a section of the party functiories came out in support of the party elected Members of District Council (MDCs) for extending support to the Congress led Peoples Democratic Forum(PDF) at the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC).
The crack surfaced two weeks back after two party MDCs-LG Nongsiej and M Mowsor extended their support to the PDF without the knowledge of the Party High Command.
The extension of support to the PDF drew the ire of the HSPDP president Ardent Basaiawmoit who accused that LG Nongsiej never supported the official party candidate Diois Jyndiang in the Assembly bye elections.
A section of the party workers comprising presidents and secretaries of Nongstoin unit expressed their displeasure at the remark of Basaiawmoit
A statement, signed by 92 frontline functiories, said “We are against the allegations that L.G Nongseij had supported the Congress candidate after a secret meeting with the Chief Minister Mukul Sangma”, while stating that L.G Nongseij persolly went from village to village to canvass for Jyndiang.
Moreover, the 92 sigtories of the HSPDP also took a decision to support the two MDcs who have extended their support to the PDF led by Pynshngain N Syiem.
“We extended our support not to the Congress but to Pynshngain N Syiem who is waging a bitter political battle with Chief Minister Mukul Sangma.