The Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) will submit its report to the Congress high command on the party’s performance in the recent by-elections after the return of MPCC president Vincent Pala from Glasgow, Scotland.
Pala had gone to Glasgow, Scotland to attend the COP26 summit where leaders from around 100 countries met to discuss ways and means to address climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emission. The summit will conclude on November 12.
According to sources in the State Congress, the party will later this week meet and assess the reasons for the party’s defeat in the by-polls at Mawryngkneng, Mawphlang and Rajabala.
“We will meet first and analyse the party’s performance before submitting a detailed report to the high command,” a Congress leader said today.
It may be mentioned that the Congress high command in a letter sent by its general secretary K C Venugopal has asked all the presidents of the party in states where by-polls were held on October 30 to send a report on the party’s performance.
The Congress lost the three Assembly seats in the by-polls by small margins.
The emergence of rebel candidates in the three constituencies during the by-poll had caused a split in Congress votes and damaged its prospects.
While two of the seats, Mawryngkneng and Rajabala, were won by the party in 2018, this time the seats were snatched by NPP.
The Mawphlang seat which was won by independent MLA Syntar Klas Sun in 2018 was retained by his son Eugeneson Lyngdoh who contested on UDP ticket in the by-poll.
Congress lost the Assembly by-polls held in Meghalaya, Assam and Mizoram.
However, the party won both the three Assembly and one parliamentary by-polls in Himachal Pradesh, two Assembly by-polls in Rajasthan, and one seat each in Assembly by-poll in Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, and Maharashtra.