Shillong: Split opinion has emerged from both the Central and State Congress leadership on the four time legislator Ampareen Lyngdoh’s observation on the party’s state of affairs. Ampareen told The Sentinel (as reported earlier) that the Congress party is a battered one, a reason that she has started to create her own space ahead of the 2023 Assembly elections.
Reacting to this statement, AICC general secretary incharge of Northeast, L Feilero told this correspondent over phone on Wednesday from Panaji that, “I met Amapareen Lyngdoh 2 to 3 days ago during my visit to Shillong and no such verbal disappointments was displayed”. He went on to add that Amapareen is the AICC secretary incharge of a State and she is currently camping right now in Mizoram to complete her assignments as a Congress functionary.
Congress Leader of the Opposition Mukul Sangma during an interaction with this correspondent stated, “These are internal matters but the State leadership has taken cognizance of what has been reported”. We will take stock of the situation and the inherent system within the party will deal with the confronting issues”, Mukul Sangma stated.
Both Feilero and Sangma refused to comments on whether the senior-most women Congress legislator statement is befitting to the situation that the Congress party is going through. On this, Feleiro said, “Not only the Congress but the country is going through bad times”.
Maintaining that the Congress flock (legislators) are together, the AICC general secretary informed that during his recent visit and meetings with the elected members of the Assembly, the indicators are clear that there little chance of them of going the other way. But he was lucid in saying that there are restlessness for elected legislators to be out of power.