The Congress in Meghalaya is making all attempts to bring back the party’s old guard in its bid to revive and change its fortune in the next general assembly elections.
At present the party is keen on the return of the veteran political warhorse and former Chief Minister, DD Lapang back with desires being expressed openly by the Congress members.
Congress working president, Ampareen Lyngdoh told Highland Post that the party wants to consolidate and it will keep requesting members who have left the party to return.
“It is our responsibility to work hard on this and we will keep pursuing our efforts,” she said.
When asked if there will be any hesitancy of political figures to return to Congress after the by-poll drub, the working president stated that the by-poll was only in three constituencies and their main focus now is on the 2023 assembly election, where every candidate will be fighting in his turf to survive.
Lyngdoh feels that the vote share of the Congress in the by-polls was “encouraging” and hand increased drastically.
She informed that leaders of the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee have been asked by the party high command to attend a meeting in New Delhi on November 18 to review the party performances in the by-polls.
“We have been invited by the AICC to all meet and hopefully we will have a fruitful setting. We will be talking about the prospect of the 2023 general assembly election and will be given specific roles,” she said, adding, it will be the best opportunity for the state Congress to see how to move forward.