Shillong, Dec 3: The Congress party in Meghalaya received another jolt when around 400 member of the Meghalaya Pradesh Youth Congress (MPYC) including its presidenton Friday resigned from party.
Earlier, on Thursday around 600 NSUI members from the state resigned from the Congress, a week after 12 MLAs merged with the TMC.
Richard Marak and Fernandez Dkhar, president and general secretary were the top leaders of the youth Congress who resigned on Friday.
In Shillong, Dkhar led a group of around 400 members to the Congress Bhavan to resign en masse.
Dkhar has also accused that MPCC chief, Vincent H. Pala of trying to bring businessmen and people with criminal records into the party.
“We are seeing that people are being enrolled into the party and such persons are being inducted in the airport or in the hotels,” Dkhar said.
Speaking to media persons after the
resignation Dkhar said that when the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) announced their enrollment ddrive in October they were informed at the eleventh hour.
“Even the MPYC was dissolved. But as per procedure of the party elections are held and there is smooth transition of the new body,” Dkhar said.
He also claimed that in the current set up in the Congress anyone can become a youth president in Meghalaya if one has money.
According to him, as per party procedure if one is to become the president of the MPYC one has to first serve the party for years before becoming eligible to become youth president.
Dkhar also said that they members who resigned do not have expectations from the party but their only objective is to work for the poor citizens of the state.