FROM A CORRESPONDENT
SHILLONG, Nov 12: Congress MLA from Pynursla constituency Prestone Tynsong has formally announced that he will leave the party before the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly session scheduled next month. This was informed to the media by Tynsong on the sideline of a function held in the city recently. “I will leave the party very soon and then see what the procedure is. Being an elected MLA, I have to resign and I will immediately resign before the winter session of the Legislative Assembly,” he said.
Asked if action will be taken against him by the Congress party, Tynsong said, “This is a well-known fact that I will be leaving the party and, if action needs to be taken, then it should have been taken long time back.”
“Even the party high command is well aware as I have been attending programmes here and there. There is no question of hide and seek as everything is very open,” he said. When asked on the main reason for him to take the decision of leaving the party, the MLA said, “The main reason is because I don’t like the leadership of Mukul Sangma and the way he runs the government, which to me is not conducive at all.”
He said that due to this many more Congress MLAs will leave the party soon. It may be noted that Tynsong, who is set to join the tiol People’s Party (NPP), has been projected as a Chief Ministerial candidate by the party.