In reaction to the Congress Party’s claim yesterday that it will achieve a two-thirds majority in the next state Assembly elections, due by 2023, United Democratic Party (UDP) leader Jemino Mawthoh said today that the party is in a shambles and cannot hope to come close to this ambitious figure.
“Across the country, the Congress Party is not so organized in the way they were before and it is in shambles all over the country,” he told Highland Post.
The Congress being in a bad state nationally will influence the voters when they choose their next MLAs, Mawthoh added.
“If the backbone of the party at the national level is broken and disorganized, how do you expect the Congress at the periphery to function properly?” he stated.
Instead, he backed the way the governing coalition in Meghalaya, of which the UDP is a part, has been making efforts, even during the Covid-19 pandemic, to improve the lot of the ordinary person.
On the Congress’ statement that the public are sick of the corruption allegations that have blown up under the current government, Mawthoh said that allegations are always made against the government of the day, whether it is a Congress government or otherwise.