Congress chief Vincent H Pala on Monday said the United Democratic Party (UDP) has become a “coward party” as it is running away from problems.
“I think UDP has become like a coward party as whenever they faced a problem and whenever they face any public reaction they will try to run away from the problems. Instead of solving the problems they are trying to run away from the problems,” Pala told reporters.
Pala’s statement also came just days after UDP leaders had demanded the immediate resignation of the home minister Lahkmen Rymbui as a mark of protest against the recent firing of tear gas at the protesting contractual teachers.
The MPCC chief said, “The UDP leaders wanted him (Rymbui) to resign and I think he did try to resign but the NPP controlled the UDP.”
He further alleged that Rymbui has embarrassed his own party as his home department is fighting with another department.
“The home department is under him, so is the education department also under him. So the home department tear-gassed the education department, the teachers and all – this shows the total failure of the UDP, be it in the House or be it in governance, I think UDP has to think seriously on this,” he added.