Meghalaya Cong MLAs told to toe High Command's line
The Congress has warned its party legislators in Meghalaya of disciplinary action in the wake of reports that certain legislators were supporting the rival candidates contesting the Lok Sabha elections on April 9 from this parliamentary constituency.
''The message of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi is very clear that everyone should
UNItedly work to ensure the victory of the party candidate. Everybody will have differences but they will have to stand united,'' Mr Faleiro told reporters here today.
''Disciplinary action will be taken against those (Congress legislators) who are going against the party since Everybody (Congress members)has to understand the importance of this election,'' Mr Faleiro said.
At least five Congress and six independent legislators who are part of the MUA government are secretly backing independent candidate P B M BasaÃ¯awmoit.
Last week, the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee had dissolved the Umroi Block Congress Committee (UBCC) following reports that leaders of the UBCC, along with party legislator Ngaitlang Dhar, are working to defeat sitting Congress MP Vincent H Pala.
Mr Faleiro, who also held a meeting with some of the Congress legislators late last night at the residence of Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, said the Congress party is democratic. There may be differences among the members but during election times, the party high command wants members of the party to work together.
Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee president D D Lapang claimed that forces from outside were trying to create confusion within the party.
''We are united to ensure the victory of the party. We have
told Faleiro to tell the AICC president that there are no more differences among the party leaders in the state,' Mr Lapang said.
(Posted on 04-04-2014)