Former Congress legislator from Mylliem constituency Ronnie V Lyngdoh has lambasted the regional parties for rejoicing at the downfall of the grand old party even as he said that they are silent at the growth of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
“They are happy at the growth of the BJP,” Lyngdoh said while speaking during the inauguration of the office of the Mylliem Assembly Youth Congress on November 19 evening at Mylliem Madan Iing Syiem.
The former Mylliem MLA said that the party is gaining strength again as time is passing on.
“The citizens of India have realised that it is only with the Congress they can work together,” he said.
Lyngdoh, who will be the party’s candidate for the 2023 Assembly polls from Mylliem, said that many states in the country are now rejecting the BJP.
“They have now realised that this political party will end or weaken the Constitution of India and therefore many political parties who are their allies are leaving them,” he said.
Urging the people of Mylliem constituency to vote for the Congress he said that by doing so, the public will have a sense of security and there will be no feeling of division on religious, language or cultural lines.
Lyngdoh said that the Congress party boasts of a tradition which respects people from diverse backgrounds.
The former Congress MLA said that democracy means by the people, of the people and for the people but according to him, the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) is by the rich, of the rich and for the rich.
He said that the thinking of the people about the current dispensation is that they have entered politics to make money.
Calling out the MDA government for being insensitive to the problems of the people, Lyngdoh said that they do not want such a government.
“We want a government which looks after the poor and the needy,” he said.
Lyngdoh also informed that around 3000 youths in Mylliem constituency have joined the Congress.
The Congress candidate said that politics is not something which is bad but it is the people who are bringing a bad name to it.
“If in politics good people do not participate in politics then it will turn bad,” he said.
According to him, the state has nothing to be proud of in any sector with education and health at the bottom because the voters elected the wrong candidates.
Urging those present to be involved in politics he said that it will usher in development.
Lyngdoh said that due to corruption, the state is getting less revenue.
The former legislator said that the economy of the state has taken a beating due to corruption.
He urged the youth to enter politics and bring change.