By Our Reporter, TNT News | Shillong, Feb 09, 2018:
The Congress received a major boost in Mawkynrew constituency with the joining of more than 100 NPP party workers to the party on Friday.
The NPP workers led by former Mawkynrew NPP Block president, Harkin Warjri was formally inducted into the Congress during the function which was held at Congress Bhavan in the presence of MPPC working president, James Lyngdoh and AICC election coordinator in Meghalaya, Neeta Dsouza.
Warjri and the party workers joined the Congress after they had tendered their resignation from the NPP.
While talking to media persons, MPCC working president said that the joining of the party workers is certainly a huge boost to the party especially with the elections is round the corner.
“We nearly won the Mawkynrew constituency in 2013. We are confident that the Congress would win the seat this time round,” Lyngdoh said while also claiming that more party workers from the NPP and the other parties would be joining the Congress in the coming days.
The former Mawkynrew NPP Block president, however, said that they have realized that the NPP and the People Democratic Party (PDF) have a close links with the BJP.
“The NPP and PDF are allying with the BJP since they want to distance themselves from the Congress,” Warjri said.
While criticising the BJP for its ‘anti-Christian attitude’, he said that the denial of visa to Paul Msiza, the President of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) shows the true colour of the BJP.
“The people of the State should think before supporting parties which have links with the BJP,” he said.
The former Mawkynrew Block president said that it is the only the Congress party which can provide a stable government in the State.
Meanwhile, All India Congress Committee (AICC) coordinator, Neeta D’Souza said that the people have taken a right decision since this will contribute towards the victory of the party.