SHILLONG, Nov 30: The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr. Mukul Sangma is looking forward to the appointment of Rahul Gandhi as the new president of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) and has opined that Congress party members from the North East region share his sentiments on the issue.
“I personally on behalf of the party from this part of the country is waiting with great joy to see him as Congress president,” Dr. Sangma said on Thursday.
Dr. Sangma will be leading a 10 – member delegation to New Delhi on December 4 to attend the upcoming election of the new president of the AICC.
In this regard, Dr. Sangma said that the party’s national vice president Rahul Gandhi will be the nominee for the top post, which is currently held by his mother Sonia Gandhi.
The Congress has recently announced that filing of nomination will be held on December 4, voting on December 16 and counting of votes on December 19.
Stating great things are expected to happen not just for the nation but particularly for the North East region as a whole, Dr. Sangma said, “This is because of the fact that Rahul has a very deep understanding of the complexity of this region.”
According to him, the election is a long awaited development and it is being looked as another moment that will unfold and in continuation of the history that was seen in the past.
“Other than the leaders from the Nehru family I have not seen that understanding of our way of life, our vibrant culture and the tribal ethos, the kind of connect they have with us, the creation of the state, the special treatment for tribal states – all these things are linked with the understanding of the NE and their unquestionable love for the people of the region,” Dr. Sangma stated.