Action to be taken against dissidents: MPCC

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 15:46

Shillong: Amidst reports of fresh dissidence
in the Congress against the present leadership of Chief
Minister Mukul Sangma, the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress
Committee (MPCC) on Tuesday warned action against "those who go
against the party".

"The party will take action against anyone who goes
against the party," MPCC president Friday Lyngdoh said after a
party meeting.

He said the Congress was a "disciplined party" and it had
its own rules to "govern the partymen".

When pointed to reports about a dissident group making
bids to remove Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, Lyngdoh said,
"Some people have personal interests. Even God cannot satisfy
these people."

According to reports, some Congress MLAs were making
manoeuvres to dislodge Mukul Sangma, who took over as Chief
Minister last year in April after DD Lapang was forced to
quit in the wake of a rebellion.

Secret meeting were being held over the last few days by
those disgruntled Congress MLAs who are not happy with Sangma,
party insiders said.

The group was unhappy after Sangma turned down requests
for political appointments. They were also unhappy at the
"domineering" type of functioning of Sangma, the sources said.

Synonymous with political instability, Meghalaya had yet
another change of guard in 2010.

Sangma took over the reins after four-time chief minister
Lapang, who could not complete a full five-year term even
once, was forced to quit after a revolt in his party.

Sangma’s government is the 22nd government the state saw
in its 38 year statehood which is marked by frequent political


First Published: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 15:46
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