Congress alleges UDP stalled Prestone Tynsong’s CM ambition, he says ‘no’

SHILLONG, Apr 8: Deputy Chief Minister and National People’s Party (NPP) leader Prestone Tynsong on Monday refuted allegations that the United Democratic Party (UDP) had stopped him from being the Chief Minister of Meghalaya.

It may be mentioned that during an election rally of the Congress held at Pynursla on April 6, its candidate Vincent H Pala and party spokesperson Himalaya Shangpliang claimed that UDP president Dr Donkupar Roy while supporting the NPP after the Assembly polls in 2018 did not want Tynsong as the Chief Minister.

“Why should they (Congress) rake up such a silly issue during the MP election?” the NPP leader asked.

He also said that it was unfortunate that the two leaders made such comments.

“When you have a public rally you should speak about the programmes, the agendas and principles of your party,” Tynsong said.

He also asked why such allegations were made only during the public rally held at Pynursla.

It may be mentioned that Pynursla is the constituency of the deputy chief minister.

He also said that by making such comments the Congress party wants to create confusion in the minds of the electorates.

The NPP leader wondered why the two Congress leaders were so concerned about him who was from a different party (NPP).

“The Meghalaya Democratic Alliance government led by the NPP is trying its best to to perform well in the state,” Tynsong added.

He said that if the duo were so concerned about him being the Chief Minister of Meghalaya then they should have thought about it when there was struggle for leadership within the Congress with Dr Mukul Sangma when Tynsong was in the party.

On the upcoming Parliamentary election in the state, Tynsong said that the NPP will retain the Tura seat even as he added that the party will win around 3 to 4 seats all over the northeast.

“We have a good chance of winning in Tura, at least one seat in Manipur and another two seats in Assam,” Tynsong claimed.

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