Days before BJP national president Amit Shah is scheduled to visit the state, Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president, DD Lapang has issued a strict warning to congress MLAs who are contemplating to meet with Shah.
“The party will take stringent action against MLAs who meets Shah. We would not hesitate to tagged these MLAs for indulging in ‘anti-party activities,” Lapang said while talking to a group of media persons on Tuesday.
He further said that the party MLAs should shy away from meeting the BJP national president.
Meanwhile, the former Chief Minister also confirmed that the upcoming 2018 Assembly elections would be the last election he would contest.
“As of now, my strong opponent in the upcoming election is the sitting UDP MDC, Rona Khymdeit. But I am sure there will be many more candidates who would emerge just before the elections,” 84-year-old veteran politician said.
After a political carrer of 45 years, Lapang said that this will be my last chapter. “I hope to win (serve the people for another five years) and then depart from this field,” he added.
The MPCC president became the MLA from Nongpoh in 1972 when he first contested as an independent candidate.
He lost the Assembly election from Nongpoh only once, in 1993. He was also a four time chief minister of Meghalaya. Lapang first became the chief minister in 1992. He was again sworn in as CM in 2003 and in 2007. He became chief minister for a fourth time on May 13, 2009 after the state was under President’s Rule for 2 months.