SHILLONG, Sep 05: Meghalaya Congress spokesperson and Cabinet Minister Zenith Sangma on Tuesday said that dissolving of block committees was to prevent Arunachal Pradesh like situation to prevail in the state.
Pointing out that lack of loyalty in Arunachal Pradesh led to the mass resignation of party members which witnessed the formation of BJP Government, Sangma said, “This will send strong message to any other leader who are in the party or going to be in the party”.
The Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) had recently dissolved as many as five BCCs which include the Pynursla BCC, a stronghold of Prestone Tynsong, who was dropped from the cabinet last month.
Zenith said, “There is a disciplinary action committee in Congress party organisation so as and when there is a report of anti party activities the party leadership try to get the veracity of the report and take necessary step to take action, so its normal exercise of the party to take action and therefore few different block congress committees are being dissolve so that we can discipline our party cadets”.
Ruling out that the mass resignation of some block committee members will hamper Congress, Zenith said, “Some of the party cadets are in the party for their own benefit and they are not looking after larger interest of the people as well as the state”.
Asserting that this will sent a strong message for any one involving in anti party activities, Zenith said “When any action is taken up against any legislator or any party functionaries or any legislators for indulging in any anti party activities it sends a strong message to anybody who is holding post as party functionary and have won from Congress ticket”.
Earlier, MPCC had already dissolved block Congress committees in Mawkyrwat, Nartiang and Umroi Assembly constituencies, which is being represented by Congress MLAs, Rowell Lyngdoh, Sniawbhalang Dhar and Ngaitlang Dhar respectively.
The dissolution of these block committees represented by the three sitting Congress MLAs is an indication that the MPCC is anticipating that the trio may not contest the upcoming election on Congress ticket.