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By Our Reporter

 SHILLONG: Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president Friday Lyngdoh has made it clear that the block Congress would be responsible for deciding the party candidates for the upcoming 2013 Assembly elections.

“There is no room for lobbying in the Congress for tickets. We have been following a convention that the block Congress would decide on the candidates who would be contesting from their respective constituencies,” Lyngdoh said while speaking to reporters on Thursday.

Lyngdoh also dismissed claims that in the past the party had given tickets to candidates who have ‘God Fathers’ in the party, saying the reports were not true since the party heeded the decision of the block Congress.

It may be recalled that former Union Minister PR Kyndiah’s son Waibha K Kyndiah was given the party ticket in the 2008 Assembly election ahead of seasonal politician and former KHADC CEM HS Shylla.

Meanwhile, when asked if he would contest the next Assembly election, Lyngdoh said it would all depend on the voters of his constituency.

“If they wish then I would definitely contest. But if they would ask me to step down I would happily do so,” he said.

The MPCC president also denied speculations that he would pave the way for former legislator Roshan Warjri to contest the Assembly polls from his constituency (Mawkhar).

“I am not authorized to assure anybody. It is the people who would decide who should contest the upcoming election,” Lyngdoh said.

The MPCC president also denied reports of infighting among the party legislators. “These are all rumours and there is no truth in it,” he asserted.

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