Meghalaya Congress is not in favour of putting ILP issue in their manifesto, this was confirmed by the AICC leaders after meeting with the aspiring Congress candidates in the city on Friday.
With no legislators left in the Meghalaya Congress the party is trying to revive itself . An AICC delegation led by Rajya Sabha MP Mukul B Wasnik visited Shillong on Friday to take stock of the election preparedness of the party in the state .
Recently Wasnik was appointed was appointed the election observer of the Meghalaya Congress.
Stating that Congress has always fulfilled the promises made to the people, the senior observer for the three Northeastern states Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland said, “. Whatever cost we may have to incurred, we fulfill our promises; I don’t have to repeat all that what we have achieved. So there are many things that we will be coming out in our manifesto right from employment to the youths , about women security and women empowerment, about health care in Meghalaya, about education for the students, various things we will be talking about in our manifesto. You have to wait for the launching of our manifesto.”
Asked if ILP will be included in the manifesto, the Congress leaders said ‘no’ in one tune.
Meanwhile, the AICC leaders who arrived in Shillong to oversee the selection of candidates affirmed that the party has candidates in all the 60 constituencies.
“Already the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) has been able to identify candidates for about 45 constituencies; rather they have made recommendation to the AICC, remaining seats shortly they will be finalizing the recommendations, soon we will be announcing the candidates,” Wasnik said.
Addressing Media, Wasnik expressed hope that some of the big leaders will soon join the party to fill up the vacuum created in the Meghalaya Congress .
“In the next few days it won’t be surprising important leaders will join the congress party. Already discussions have taken place and the manner in which the preparation arte being made, I am confident that we will be able to regain the confidence of the people,” he added.
Expressing confidence that the grand old party will once again revive, the AICC leader said, “It is a fact that many of our colleagues who had held important positions have left the party in the recent past but none the less on the basis of our existing cadres we are able to build the organisation to face the election effectively.”
He further said that the present Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee has strong leadership. Banging on clean image, the Congress leader said the party will not contest election only banking on candidates alone, however, vision of Congress and its reputation beside other factors will play a key role.
“There are several factors , We have a past, we have a performance , we have a vision for the future, all put together along with the candidates we will seek the support from the common electorate. Just being new candidate I don’t think this is a disadvantage at all, at several places we have seen people contesting for the first time , people who are young are getting good support from the electorate,” he said.