Opposition Congress asserts unity within its fold

Opposition Congress asserts unity within its fold

Shillong, Jan 11: The Congress, which is the opposition party in Meghalaya has asserted of unity within its fold with All India Congress Committee (AICC) in-charge Meghalaya Manish Chatrath on Monday saying that there were “no rumblings” in the party.

Speaking to reporters after his meeting with party legislators including leader of opposition and former Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma and Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee president, Dr. Celestine Lyngdoh, Chatrath said, “There are no rumblings in the Congress as of now and coming and going is part of politics. Some people go, some people join so it is an ongoing process. I don’t see it as a very big issue.”

When asked if the Congress was losing ground in the state after being in the opposition since the 2018 Assembly elections, he said that the Government of the day has to function for five years and so “let them do so”

“… and when the election comes, let people decide,” Chatrath said even as he pointed out that the Congress is the oldest political party in the country.

“A political party which was there which is there and which will always be there,” he asserted referring to the grand old party.

On Monday, the AICC in-charge of the state met party legislators and also the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) chief Dr. Celestine Lyngdoh.

Chatrath also informed that there was no discussion on who will take over as the next MPCC president even as he informed that the incumbent Dr. Lyngdoh did not sought to be relieved from the post.

However, there are reports that the incumbent had expressed his desire to be relieved from the president’s post.