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Crisis in Cong: Pala denies involvement, foresees imposition of PR
SHILLONG: As the crisis for the ruling Congress deepens further, Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) working president, Deborah Marak has sought the All India Congress Committee’s intervention before the situation goes out of control, even as Shillong MP foresees imposition of President’s rule if the crisis lingers on.
The statement of Marak assumes significance as the demand for the removal of Chief Minister Mukul Sangma is growing louder with every passing day.
Speaking to The Shillong Times, Marak said that it was high time that AICC summons all the MLAs to sort out whatever differences are there for once and all.
“If we don’t solve the problem immediately, we don’t know where the problem will reach,” Marak said.
According to her, every MLA should be given a chance by the AICC to air his or her grievances.
“Every problem has a solution and if we do not correct it immediately the disease will spread further,” she said.
The working president added that the MPCC is also waiting for the appointment of a new AICC in-charge of Meghalaya to intervene into the matter.
Reacting to a query, she, however, refused to blame any other political party for the ongoing rumblings within Congress “since it is an internal matter of the party.”
Pala denies his involvement
Meanwhile, Lok Sabha member Pala has denied his involvement in the present crisis the Congress party is experiencing in the state. Terming it as a ‘family issue’, Pala hoped that it would be resolved shortly. Admitting that there is disgruntlement within the party, he, however, said that no one in the state wants to take any chance “since there is a possibility of BJP-led NDA government imposing President’s Rule in the state”.
According to the Shillong MP, he has not met any MLA and even the AICC did not authorised him to do so.
Making it clear that he has no intention to become Chief Minister, Pala also refuted reports appeared in a section of the press that he was joining the BJP.