Shillong: Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) chief and Lok Sabha MP Vincent H Pala was asked by National People’s Party (NPP) leader and Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong to file a police complaint against the NPP and United Democratic Party (UDP)
on the allegation that they were collecting money from check gates.
“If he (Pala) does have documentary proof, I think the nearest police station is always there. Let him file FIR because I don’t want to debate, why should we debate?” Tynsong said on Thursday.
The NPP National Vice President was reacting to Pala’s accusation against the ruling NPP and UDP of turning COVID-19 testing points, police and forest check gates into Automated Teller Machine (ATM) kiosks.
“If the allegation is true, I think Congress has quite a number of legal experts within the party so a legal course of action should be taken and if not it is only a mere allegation,” he further maintained.
Tynsong said the opposition Congress can go for a legal course of action if they can substantiate their allegation. “The allegation made during the election is something which I personally feel voters understand better than anybody else,” he said.
Rubbishing MPCC Chief’s statement allegation that the ruling Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) is divided more than the Congress party, the NPP leader said, “If he (Pala) says that MDA is not united, that is totally wrong. He needs to understand one thing be it NDA, be it UPA, be it
MDA in the state, when election comes are you trying to say that UPA should be only with Congress alone though of course the major number of MPs go to Congress but it doesn’t mean those partners who join the UPA cannot contest election.”
“If it is so, I would request the MPCC president to show me in which part of the Constitution of India which says that the alliance – MDA or NDA or UPA cannot contest elections separately when they go for elections,” he said.
Bye-elections for the Mawryngkneng, Mawphlang and Rajabala assembly seats, which fell vacant due to the death of sitting legislators, will be held on October 30.