MLA deputes lookalike to function

(R) Umroi MLA Stanly Wiss Rymbai, (L) His lookalike C Kharkongor.

Shillong: In an unprecedented act, a Congress legislator in Meghalaya has been criticised by school authorities for sending his lookalike to attend a function as chief guest.

The incident occurred on December 12 at Nongsder village, about 25 Km from here when the Congress legislator Stanly Wiss Rymbai had deputed C Kharkongor whose facial appearance resembled the legislator to attend to a programme held at the Rolin Modern Secondary School, Nongsder.

The area near Umiam (Barapani) falls within Mr Rymbai’s Umroi Assembly constituency.

According to the school principal, Molina Lyngdoh, the school had organised a food fest on December 12 at Nongsder where it had also invited Rymbai to be the chief guest for the occasion.

”While it was uproarious, it was also a fact that Rymbai had sent a person who resembled him to attend the programme as chief guest,” Ms Lyngdoh said in a statement.

She said this had shocked many who were present on the occasion. The school principal also lambasted the Congress legislator, stating his absence from the programme showed that the he was least concerned about the people of his own constituency.

Nonetheless, Ms Lyngdoh thanked the legislator’s lookalike, although he was not from the same constituency, for making it to the programme even without proper intimation. (UNI)

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