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Senior Congress leader, Ampareen Lyngdoh, said that they hope that the All India Congress Committee(AICC) will soon make an official announcement on the appointment of the new Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) President.
“There is a unanimity on the suggestion and advice to the AICC on the matters of the MPCC President. Elected representatives in both the Assembly and the Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) have proposed to the AICC that senior party leader, Charles Pyngrope should lead the party in the State in the preparations to the upcoming 2023 Assembly elections,” Congress MLA Lyngdoh said while speaking to a section of reporters here today.
She said, “To set the record straight, we are even ready to go for an election within the party to elect the MPCC President. We all wanted that he (Charles Pyngrope) should be made the president of the party. The Congress is a democratic party and there are no such circumstances where we will find AICC to dictate terms on the PCC.”
The Congress MLA from East Shillong further informed that they have requested the party high command to allow them to form various committees in the State for electioneering and for drafting the party Manifesto for 2023.
“Now we will look at the possibilities of increasing the choices of candidates in the entire State of Meghalaya. The people still remember the Congress with a lot of credibility. The well-wishers of the state are looking for a party that will take the state forward in 2023,” Lyngdoh added.
Replying to a query how they will prevent an exodus of party MLAs like what had happened in 2018, she said that if the AICC pays attention to the voice of the legislators, MDCs and party functionaries then there should be no reason for leaving the party.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)