The Congress is confident to do better in the 2023 Assembly elections since the party is fielding new faces.
Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) president Vincent H Pala said that after most of the Congress MLAs shifted to the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) and the remaining five legislators suspended for supporting the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government, the party is starting with a clean slate.
“I think this is the first time that we have the best candidates of our own choice. So don’t say that Congress is weak,” Pala said.
The MPCC president while admitting that the legislators and other leaders of the party might have left the party but said that the voters are with the Congress.
“It does not mean that the legislators are gone, the Congress has become weak. They might have taken a few but many have joined the party. So I think Congress is still strong,” the MPCC chief added.
He also exuded confidence that the Congress will do well in Garo Hills.
Pala thinks that the party will do better than what people expected in Garo Hills because there is the anti-incumbency factor.
The MPCC president also said that the people of Garo Hils will vote for the Congress since the level of corruption in the MDA government is “very high”.
“People of Garo Hills never faced such corruption, humiliation, out of 24 MLAs only two are in the government and the rest they have no power so people think that only the Congress will give equal opportunities to everyone,” Pala said.
He also said that the people of Garo Hills will vote for the Congress not for the sake of money but for respect the Congress gives them.
The MPCC chief also said that in Khasi-Jaintia Hills there is no doubt the party is doing well since everybody from the drivers, the health workers to the teachers are agitating.