NCP leader joins Congress in Meghalaya

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In a boost to the Congress, former NCP Meghalaya unit president and three-times Gambegre legislator Saleng A Sangma and four-times MDC of Sutnga-Nongkhlieh Richard Lyngdoh joined the party ahead of the assembly polls on January 23.

Both the leaders were welcomed by Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) chief and Shillong MP Vincent H Pala in the presence of AICC media coordinator Mathew Anthony and other party leaders and supporters.

Lyngdoh is all set to contest from the Raliang constituency, which is presently represented by NPP legislator Comingone Ymbon.

Pala said that the wave of the Congress will start from Jaintia Hills to Garo Hills with the joining of the two leaders.

Informing that the Congress is likely to announce the list of its candidates by January 25-26, the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) chief said: “We have already cleared 57 candidates out of 60. We want to keep a gap of one or two as part of our strategy to fight the elections.”

Pala will attend a meeting of the screening committee on January 24 and CEC meeting on January 25.

The state Congress chief also recalled how Saleng A Sangma was denied a ticket by the former leaders and said: “He was with the youth Congress and he used to go to UP for the election of Rahul Gandhi. He had worked very hard on the ground those days but some people saw he was a threat to them so they denied him the ticket.”

He also expressed confidence that Saleng can influence lots of the youth as an experienced leader.

“Saleng is one of the brightest politicians who can have a future, he has the personality, he has the courage and he has the capacity. So, he is not only a leader in his constituency but he is a leader for the people of Garo Hills as well as people of Meghalaya,” Pala added.

He said that most of the leaders who have a vision and a mission always look where they can have a proper platform and get a better uniform to ensure proper reforms.

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