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All India Congress Committee (AICC) secretary in-charge Meghalaya, Manish Chatrath today denied that there is a demand by the Congress MLAs to have a new president of the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC).
He also said that the incumbent MPCC president, Dr Celestine Lyngdoh, has discussed nothing that he wanted to relinquish from his position as the party president.
When asked if the party MLAs has suggested the name of senior Congress leader, Charles Pyngrope, to take charge as the new president of the MPCC, AICC secretary-in-charge of Meghalaya told that none of the MLAs has mentioned about this.
On the reports that some MLAs are planning to float a new political party ahead of the 2023 Assembly elections, he said that he has not heard about such a report.
Earlier, Congress Legislature Party leader, Dr Mukul Sangma told that Dr Celestine has expressed his desire to get the approval of the AICC to relieve him from his responsibility.
“He (Dr Celestine) has been speaking to them about this since November and December last year. But anyway, we are all required to shoulder our responsibility as long as possible,” Dr Mukul Sangma said.
“In the recent past, I was a bit busy with my family since my mother was unwell. It is for this reason I was not free for the party activities. It depends on the AICC if I should continue as the president or replace me,” Dr Celestine stated.
He further stated that at the moment there is no urgency since the State is not heading to the elections.
The incumbent MPCC president further said that it will depend on the party functionaries to decide if he should continue.
“To hold the post of president it does not matter if I wish or not," he said.
(Edited by Ladiangti Rani)