Former Deputy Chief Minister, Rowell Lyngdoh said that the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) have already indicated that they will not give him the party ticket to contest the upcoming 2018 Assembly polls in the State.
While replying to the remarks of MPCC president, DD Lapang that the dissolution of the Block Congress Committee (BCC) was not intended to ‘expel the MLAs”, Lyngdoh said that the MPCC through the District Congress Committee (DCC) president had told him that the party is not giving the party ticket to him this time round.
“The dissolution of the BCC of Mawkyrwat constituency was done with the sole objective to deny me the party ticket. But I am not very sure whether the MPCC had dissolved the BCC in other constituencies with the intention to deny the sitting MLAs the party ticket,” Lyngdoh said.
When asked the reasons for the Congress party not giving him the party ticket, he said that the party has blame that he is indulging in ‘anti party activities’.
“But I want to question the party leadership if the accusation against me for indulging in ‘anti-party activities’ is just an excuse to deny me the party ticket. Another reason for not considering me the party ticket is my old age,” he said.
Meanwhile, the former Deputy Chief Minister said that he is yet to decide whether he will contest the upcoming Assembly polls.
‘I will discuss with my supporters before taking a final decision. If my people tell me contest I would definitely like to contest,” he said.
When asked if he has decided to join any new party, he said that as of now, he has not made any decision to join any new party.
‘I would decide of joining a new party only after consulting my supporters,” the former Deputy Chief Minister said.
Meanwhile, former Minister, Prestone Tynsong has refuse to comment on the remark made by Lapang.
“I have nothing to comment on this,” Tynsong said.
Earlier on Monday, Lapang while speaking to a section of the media has said that the dissolution of the seven Block Congress Committees was done to strengthen the party and not with the intention to expel the MLAs.
“We felt there is a need to revamp these primary units of the party ahead of the Assembly elections,” Lapang had said.
The MPCC had dissolved seven Block Committees — Mawkyrwat, Nartiang, Umroi, Mairang, Mawkynrew, Mawryngkneng and Pynursla.