Paul Lyngdoh says he is still politically in circulation

SHILLONG, Jun 17: UDP working president Paul Lyngdoh on Saturday has lashed out at Opposition leader Dr Mukul Sangma, for terming him to be out of circulation.

“To describe someone as out of circulation would be meaning to say that prominent personalities of the country like Indira Gandhi and Atal Behari Vajpayee too were out of circulation because they too had lost elections,” Lyngdoh said.

“We need to recall that both the leaders came back strongly after losing elections,” the UDP working president added.

He further stated that losing elections does not mean that as a political leader one is out of politics.

It may be mentioned that the UDP leader who first won in 2003 on a KHNAM ticket from the erstwhile Mawprem constituency and later the West Shillong constituency lost the 2018 polls to Congress’ Mohendro Rapsang.

Lyngdoh said that now that he is no more an MLA he has more time to be active in shaping the policies and programmes of the party.

The UDP is a major ally in the NPP led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government.

He said that as a party the UDP now has a lot of issues to take up.

According to Lyngdoh, the term “out of circulation” can be used against somebody who is no longer politically relevant.

When asked that DDr Sangma had claimed that bthe present MDA government would fall at any time, Lyngdoh said that he does not know what type of calculations he has got.

“This time he is trying to be a soothsayer and frustrated. But I know for a fact that this combination will last the entire term because all parties and individuals involved are fed-up with the mis-rule of the Congress in the past many years especially the eight years of Dr Sangma,” the UDP working president said. (EoM)

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