SHILLONG, Sep 13: Accusing the Congress party of having taken up a policy wherein it will phase out senior leaders, the former Chief Minister of Meghalaya, DD Lapang has decided to part ways with the Grand Old party.
In his resignation letter submitted to the Congress national chief Rahul Gandhi, Lapang said, “Therefore, reluctantly and with a heavy heart, I would like to discontinue my dedication towards the Congress party and I tender my resignation with immediate effect.”
Giving his reason for this sudden decision, the former Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) chief alleged that lately the All India Congress Committee (AICC) has been embarking upon a policy of phasing out senior and elderly people.
“In my opinion it means that their service and contribution of the senior and elderly people is no longer useful to the party,” he said while stating that though in his mind, he have always been thinking that he should be with the Congress for all times to come.
Stating that since the spirit and enthusiasm to work for the people is still burning inside of him, Lapang however said, “This restriction made me frustrated and compelled me to be no longer comfortable to be in the party.”
“With my present age and health condition, I have decided to continue to serve the country, my state and its people in the same manner wherever I am,” he stated.
Expressing that he was glad that he had the privilege to be in the Congress for the last four decades as an eminent member of the INC, Lapang said, “During these years, I worked devotedly, leaving no stone unturned while performing my service for the party, as a true and discipline Congress man and always cooperates with the AICC even to the extent of accepting sacrifices for the sake of unity and strength of the party.”