Shillong, Dec 1: Despite Meghalaya Congress’ claim that its camp still stands strong even after the defection of 12 MLAs to All India Trinamool Congress (AITC), it seems that its facade of a brave front seems to be crumbling as its key members continue to desert the party with two senior functionaries parting ways on Wednesday.
Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) working president and former general secretary James Lyngdoh and former MPCC general secretary Dr Manas Das Gupta on Wednesday resigned from the party.
Lyngdoh and Dr Manas have served Congress for 33 years and 36 years, respectively.
Addressing a press conference, Lyngdoh blamed MPCC chief Vincent H. Pala for his resignation as the Shillong MP has completely sidelined him.
“Served for 33 years and I never faced any problem with the past MPCC presidents but incumbent president Vincent Pala has decided to not give me any work and all of them have treated me like they don’t need me anymore,” expressed Lyngdoh.
Dr Manash, though, did not specify any reasons for his resignation from the grand old party. However, his leaving the party is indicative of the internal affairs of the party.