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Lapang turns match into a ‘confessional’


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By Our Reporter

Shillong: Former Chief Minister DD Lapang is of the view that the voters are inherently ungrateful and do not appreciate the various development initiatives brought by the MLAs for the constituency.

“Every MLA is committed to rendering continuous help to the people of his constituency in whatever way he/she can. But sadly at the end there is no recognition for whatever he has done for his/her voters,” Lapang who is also senior Congress leader said while speaking at the concluding function of a badminton championship organised by the Sohiong Block Congress Committee (SBCC) here on Friday.

Lapang said this attitude of the voters towards their own representatives is uncalled for.

“I personally feel that the MLAs deserve more appreciation from their voters for the good things they have initiated,” the former Chief Minister said.

Sharing his personal experience, Lapang said for every election he contested he would have to spend the same amount of money as the candidate who is a first timer.

“I feel that I have honestly utilised the MLA schemes for the benefit of the people of my constituency. But all that I have done in the past five years is not recognised and this really hurts me,” the former Chief Minister added.

Meanwhile, Home Minister HDR Lyngdoh rebutted the allegations about infighting in the Congress party which he said is a canard spread by opponents of the Congress.

“Our opponent are spreading the falsehood that top Congress leaders would be fielding their own candidates to defeat the party nominees in the upcoming election,” Lyngdoh said and added there is no truth in the claims.

Lyngdoh also rubbished the rumours that Lapang would spend crores of rupees to defeat him in the upcoming election since he (Lyngdoh) was responsible for his downfall as the Chief Minister, the Home Minister said.

“If Lapang has a problem with me he would not have attended this meeting in my constituency. In the Congress we are like one big family. There were differences in the family earlier but it was amicably resolved,” Lyngdoh said.

He further added that the party would work unitedly to ensure that the party sweeps the 2013 polls.


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