Suspended Congress Legislature Party (CLP) leader Ampareen Lyngdoh will change her jersey colour after December 10 with the single-point objective of giving Meghalaya a strong government in 2023.
Speaking to reporters here on December 5, she, however, did not divulge which party she will join although she had told The Meghalayan earlier that it was going to be the National People’s Party (NPP).
Lngdoh said she was already winding up her consultation with every citizen of her constituency. “I have not left anyone out of that consultation and I have a couple more individuals to meet and I am likely to complete this exercise by December 10,” she said.
Openly announcing that she will soon be joining another political party without naming NPP, the suspended Congress legislator said, “Please expect me to go to some political party in the coming week after December 10 because it is time for me to now associate myself with one of the political parties in the state of Meghalaya.”
She further stated that the upcoming 2023 polls is not just about Ampareen trying to win her election or working hard to win her election “but we must also see that others also win from that political party which I intend to go to.”
Stating that she would like to help any party that she is joining on a fair playing ground, Lyngdoh said, “We do not underestimate anyone nor we overestimate ourselves but I would like to see that I go to a party with one intention in mind “give Meghalaya a strong government in 2023”.”
Lyngdoh along with four other MLAs – Kimfa S Marbaniang (Rambrai-Jyrngam), Mayralborn Syiem (Nongpoh), Mohendro Rapsang (West Shillong) and PT Sawkmie (Mawlai) – were suspended by the Congress after they extended support to the BJP-led NPP Meghalaya Democratic Alliance government.
Kimfa and Mohendro are also set to join the NPP while Syiem and Sawkmie will be joining the UDP ahead of the 2023 Assembly elections in the state.