MPCC bets on the public to win against the “power of money”

SHILLONG, Oct. 8: Broken but determined, the state Congress is counting on public support to defeat the “money power” of its opponents to regain its lost pride and return to power in 2023.
“I am very confident that we will create a surprise because the public is with us. But they (the other political parties) have the money and whether they can buy the public or not, that’s what we will have to see,” Lok Sabha member and Congress President Vincent H Pala said on Saturday. ‘State.
On his plan to contest the Sutnga-Saipung constituency against former party colleague turned Trinamool Congressman Shitlang Pale and the strategies in place, he said: “I am planning something and my opponent is planning something else. . Only God whose plan will work. It’s too early to say anything. »
He urged the public to ensure that the power of money plays no role in the upcoming elections and called on party supporters to strengthen the party in all constituencies.
Incumbent Congress President PN Syiem had confirmed on Friday that Pala planned to run in Sutnga-Saipung constituency.
Since Pala’s appointment as leader of the MPCC in 2021, followed by the exodus of several Congress MPs and senior leaders to other parties, there has been speculation that he could break into politics. of State.
Pala is seen as a force to be reckoned with in politics and whether or not Congress will regain its lost supremacy under his leadership in the state against all odds is something that will only unravel when the votes are tallied. for the 2023 Assembly ballots.