A day after the dramatic late night resignation of Ranikor legislator, MM Danggo from the post of MLA and also from the Congress, the Grand Old Party is confident of overcoming the crisis stating that the party is capable of converting any crisis into an opportunity.
Find out what Congress leaders say about Danggo’s exit from the Assembly and the party:
Congress spokesperson, Zenith Sangma:
While admitting that there has been attempts to poach the congress MLAs, Sangma is, however, confident that the party will be able to insulate its MLAs from such attempts. “We also have confidence on all our MLAs,” he said while accusing BJP of having a hand in poaching attempts.
When asked about the sudden decision of Danggo to resign from the party, Sangma said that the party has to verify if he has resigned and if he has really submitted his resignation, whether he has personally submitted the resignation or someone else has done it
“Everything has to be verified since MLA is an elected post and any Tom, Dick and Harry cannot go and just submit the resignation,” Sangma said.
Laitumkhrah Congress MLA, Ampareen Lyngdoh:
The former minister is skeptical about the way the resignation letter was submitted. She is unwilling to accept Danggo’s resignation stating that she had not spoken to him neither has she seen the resignation letter.
Maintaining that the Congress has a lot of experience, she added that party will just wait and watch the whole situation.
The letter of resignation from senior congress leader, MM Danggo was received this morning around 8:40 am by the Deputy Speaker Timothy D Shira who informed that the confusion in the timing with regards to Danggo tendering his resignation was due to the fact that Danggo wanted a clear picture as far as his demand of upgrading Ranikor to a Civil Sub-Division is concerned.
Meanwhile, Speaker Dr. Donkupar Roy has today accepted the resignation of Martin M. Danggo.
While the opposition Congress is still in a state of denial regarding the resignation of senior leader, MM Danggo, the NPP has claimed that yet another big jolt will hit the Congress in a month and a half time.
“The congress should be ready for yet another big jolt to hit them in one and a half month time,” said Kharlukhi to newsmen looking for a reaction on the political development.
Talking about Ranikor by poll that will follow after Danggo’s resignation, Kharlukhi said that both NPP and its coalition partner UDP would field candidates that will reduce the congress to garner a minuscule number of votes.
“We have a well thought strategy in place,” Kharlukhi added.