From A Staff Correspondent
SHILLONG, Dec 11: Shillong Member of Parliament (MP) Vincent Pala has said that the Congress should choose altertive upfront party candidates in constituencies facing interl squabbles for the upcoming State Assembly elections.
At least five sitting Congress legislators have made it equivocally clear that they will contest from the tiolist People’s Party (NPP) — Ex-Deputy Chief Minister Rowel Lyngdoh, senior former Ministers — Prestone Tynsong and Sniawbhalang Dhar, Comingone Ymbon and another Congress MLA, Ngaitlang Dhar.
At a time when formal announcement is awaited from the five elected representatives who are to join the NPP, they are yet to resign as MLA of the Congress party, the two-time MP of the Lok Sabha, Vincent Pala told The Sentinel over phone that their purported resigtion will have an impact on the party in certain constituencies. “I will not be able to asses at this moment since these supposedly deserters have not taken any decision till date.”
“We should work out in certain constituencies to ensure that viable candidates are chosen to trash our deserters and contenders to reach our goal, “stated Pala, adding, “ their exits is accompanied by aspirants of repute.”
Currently in New Delhi, the Shillong MP pondered on the acts of the dissent Congress MLAs, who are on the verge of desertion without the guts to do so. Interestingly, the dissenters who have announced their switch over are still sitting in the treachery bench in the ongoing session of the State Assembly. Pala is known for his own political ploy in the interl politics of the Congress. His way through as a second time MP was through his wits. Asked on whether the Congress will come through in those constituents, Pala said “there are always instances of treachery in war.”