Mukul Sangma to continue as Meghalaya CM, says AICC leader

Terming the recent hue and cry for change of leadership as 'figment of imagination', AICC general secretary Luihinzo Falerio tonight said Mukul Sangma would continue to be the Chief Minister.

Shillong: Terming the recent hue and cry for change of leadership as 'figment of imagination', AICC general secretary Luihinzo Falerio tonight said Mukul Sangma would continue to be the Chief Minister.

"Mukul Sangma was, is and will continue to be the chief minister of the state," Falerio told reporters after the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting.

He said, "I've never heard of it (demand for change of leadership). It's just a figment of imagination of someone else." The CLP meeting was attended by all the members including those from the dissident group led by MPCC chief DD Lapang and senior leader SC Marak.

Stating the meeting was very intimate one, Falerio said, "Everybody spoke their hearts out... When everybody speaks from their hearts, the outcome is always beautiful."

"I congratulate all the members of the CLP including senior leaders who have also given various suggestions on how to avoid misunderstanding created by somebody," he said.

He said the meeting decided to come up with a mechanism to ensure that whenever differences arise they are sorted out immediately by discussing with each other. Asserting that differences are natural in a healthy democracy, he said, "Differences are there among husband and wife, brother and sisters in a family but what is important is that these need to be sorted out."

Asked what grievances were aired during the meeting, he said, "I don't think there are serious grievances but yes these are serious misunderstandings." Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, however, said the party would continue to deliver according to the aspiration and expectation of the people.

The MPCC chief who led the dissident group against Sangma's leadership, said "If husband and wife quarrel it makes the family more solid. We have all sorts of quarrel but we will not burn our own family down. The party will stand united."

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