Deputy CM Tynsong says seasoned politicians won’t join Congress; brushes off allegation of corruption in NPP
Deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong on October 29 said that no seasoned politician is ready to join the opposition Congress.
Referring to the Congress as a “sinking ship”, Tynsong said, “I don’t think seasoned politicians will join the Congress. Why? You know well even madam Sonia Gandhi herself admitted that we have so many differences and infighting within the party…”
He added, “Even Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) President Vincent H Pala said ‘Yes I have a difference with Mukul Sangma’, so it is very clear, so there is no secret anymore.”
Tynsong further said that if infighting in the Congress party continues, soon it will become a broken family. “…the moment it becomes a broken family, it means we can call it a sinking ship and if you don’t jump from a sinking ship, you will be dead,” the former Congress leader asserted.
Reacting to former home minister HDR Lyngdoh’s allegation that the National People’s Party (NPP) is looting the state for strengthening its organisation in other states of the country, Tynsong said, “Is HDR Lyngdoh trying to say that Congress did not do that? When I was in the Congress it was mandatory that we contribute to the party and that contribution goes to Delhi for strengthening the party in different states. (Therefore) he should first ask himself why he should be contributing a lot to All India Congress Committee (AICC).”