The newly appointed president of the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC), Vincent H Pala has been alleged of planning to work with the National People’s Party (NPP) in 2023.
The allegation was made by among the Congress leaders, sources mentioned on Wednesday.
“Pala of trying to work with the Conrad Sangma-led NPP to form the government in 2023 without the support of the UDP and other regional parties,” sources mentioned.
The MPCC chief has additionally been accused of sidelining the veteran political chief Mukul Sangma within the state which led to the rumblings inside Congress.
“The move is very clear without Mukul Sangma, NPP will not have any problem working with the Congress and that’s what is being planned about,” the sources mentioned.
They mentioned quickly after being appointed as MPCC president, Vincent Pala focused UDP on a number of events.
“Pala has already started sidelining UDP. Have you ever seen Pala in his statement attacking Conrad Sangma or NPP? He is rather soft on them but never misses an opportunity to target UDP which is his arch rival,” one of many Congress leaders from Shillong mentioned.
Expressing resentment on the way through which the Shillong MP was appointed as MPCC Chief, a Congress legislator from Garo Hills mentioned Dr Mukul Sangma was by no means consulted on Pala’s appointment.
“After (L) Tarun Gogoi demise it is Dr Mukul Sangma who is the tallest leader of Congress in North East, he is also the Chairperson of Congress coordination Committee for North East and Member of CWC but AICC did not acknowledge him,” the MLA mentioned on request of anonymity.
Asked, the legislator mentioned, “I am too junior in the party, I don’t know what the leaders are thinking but I express my feelings and I will continue to support Dr Mukul be whatever it comes.”