NPP candidate for the Lok Sabha elections from Shillong seat, Ampareen Lyngdoh has taken a dig at sitting Congress MP Vincent H. Pala over his frequent absence from the Shillong parliamentary constituency.
Speaking to media persons here today, Lyngdoh said that she has heard people complaining that they have not felt the presence of Pala and there is a big gap between the sitting MP and the people of the constituency.
“The first thing that I hear from the public and voters is that they have not felt the presence of an MP for a long time. There is a big distance between the MP and the public,” Lyngdoh said.
Pointing out that she is not under any pressure for the Lok Sabha polls though this is her new turf, she added that she would like to be an MP who is seen and heard.
“The first thing that I can promise the people which is my mode of functioning is that I will be seen, I will be heard, I will make myself available and I will return back to visit you the moment you made me MP,” she said.
Informing that the NPP is working out on a 20-point programme which the party wants to highlight during poll campaigning, Lyngdoh urged her political opponents to refrain from making personal attacks on each other during the campaign.
Stating that too much condemnation on one party would only generate interest in the skeletons of the other party, Lyngdoh added that she is not afraid of the CBI case against her and investigation is on.
“Till now there has been no indication that gives credit to the negative publicity which they will create about me,” Lyngdoh said even as she added that the allegations of wrong doings on the NPP led MDA government are baseless and these allegations need to have substantive discussions and debates.
Making it clear that people can scrutinise her, she added that she is not much concerned over the multiple candidates who are looking to fight the polls from the Shillong parliamentary seat.