SHILLONG, Sep 4: Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president, Celestine Lyngdoh today reacted to the statement of state National People’s Party (NPP) chief, W Kharlukhi that Rahul Gandhi will not be able to revive the party in Meghalaya.
Speaking to media persons, Lyngdoh said, “Nobody can foretell what is in the future. The Congress will work hard. This recent failure does not mean that it is the end of the Congress. We will come back and we will come back in a big way.”
Meanwhile, Congress MP from Assam Guarav Gogoi while questioning the NPP asked if the party thinks that they are so strong then why do they need allies (to form the government).
“If I remember during the election campaigns they said that they don’t need BJP’s support. If they are so strong as they claimed they should reject the BJP’s support but they are not able to..see during elections tall claims are made that is common but the facts are they are not able to form a government on their own,” Gogoi said.
When asked what prevents the Congress to get similar allies to form the government, MPCC president said that to form a government one needs to have partners who are likeminded.
“So when the other partners are not yet willing to join hands we are willing to wait there is no rush. Our time will come,” Lyngdoh added.
Another, Congress MLA, Zenith Sangma said that the people of Meghalaya has not given any clear mandate to any political party.
Both the NPP and Congress have 20 seats each.
“Congress was in the government for nine years and since we did not get single majority, we prefer give chance to NPP along with BJP to form the government and give time to the people to see whether the NPP with big big promises during elections can materialize the promises when they are in the helm of affairs,” Sangma said.
“So this is the time they should prove and fulfill their promises. And when the appropriate time will come definitely will take on them and everything cannot be divulged in politics,” he added.