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Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader, Dr Mukul Sangma, today said that the Congress will remain stable even if there is an idea to float a new party ahead of the 2023 Assembly elections.
“Even in 1999, a senior leader who had been groomed and nurtured by the Congress had floated a new party. There were question marks about what will happen to the Congress since a new party has come. But we remain and have withstood the test of times,” Sangma told reporters.
The Leader of Opposition also said that people who are part of the Congress led Government and who were members of the Cabinet had left the party in 2018.
“This kind of challenge will always unfold and confront any political party and not just the Indian National Congress(INC). But we have an inherent system to face such situations. I always say that leaders may come and go, but the Congress party will always remain,” Dr Mukul added.
Echoing similar views, Shillong Congress MP, Vincent H. Pala said that the Congress party will not be affected even if a new party is floated.
“The People’s Democratic Front (PDF) was floated in the last Assembly elections. But my opinion is that smaller parties have the tendency to be more corrupt. We are seeing this in the present regime that corruption is increasing,” Pala said.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)