BY poll: Congress confident of winning all three Assembly seats

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The MPCC chief Vincent H Pala has expressed confidence that the party will win from all the three Assembly seats – Mawryngkneng, Mawphlang and Rajabala, which are going for bypolls on October 30.

 “We are working overtime and if you look on the ground I think Congress works more than any other party, we are struggling alot so I am very confident that we will win from all the three seats,” he told reporters.  

 When asked, Pala said, “There is no such things that people are running away from the party. I think at the beginning there must be a misunderstanding or maybe a perception but today Mukul is working very hard and I am working very hard here also coordinating.”

 He also claimed that the people are with the Congress which is putting up good candidates from all the three seats.

 He however said, unfortunately from Mawryngkneng some of the Congress leaders has decided to contest against party candidate (Highlander Kharmalki) “but by this time the people realized that we don’t mind as Congress is Congress”

 Pala further informed that Charles Pyngrope, senior party leader and father of the former sitting MLA (L) David A Nongrum, is also working overtime and very hard campaigning for the party candidate to ensure the party retains the Mawryngkneng seat.

 East Shillong MLA Ampareen Lyngdoh and Mawkhar-Pynthorumkhrah MDC PN Syiem are coordinating with all the leaders for the campaigning in Mawryngkneng constituency while Rymbrai-Jyrngam MLA Kimfa S Marbaniang and Mawhati MDC Charles Marngar are looking after Mawphlang constituency.

In Garo Hills, Marthon Sangma and Deborah Marak are coordinating with the leaders for the election campaigning for Rajabala candidate Hashina Yasmin.

 According to him, the Congress is avoiding holding big rallies due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.