Dissidents unhappy over AICC inaction

SHILLONG: There is unrest among Congress dissidents over the delay in the appointment of a new AICC general secretary in charge Meghalaya and also since the party high command has not been taking keen interest in solving the current resentment against Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, which according to the legislators can go out of hand.
After AICC leader V. Narayanasamy, who was looking after the affairs of Meghalaya, assumed office as the Chief Minister of Puducherry on Monday, there has been no communication from Delhi on the appointment of a new leader in charge of Meghalaya.
Earlier, it was reported that AICC general secretary Mukul Wasnik will take over as the new leader in charge of Meghalaya, but there has been no official word on his new assignment.
A section of dissidents feel that if there is no emergency treatment by the high command, the State Congress may go the Arunachal way as all is not well within the Congress even though the chief minister had painted a perfect picture of unity in the CLP in the letter he had sent to the Congress high command recently.
Sources said on Wednesday that the silence of the dissidents may turn out to be a lull before the storm as many Congress dissidents do not want to contest from the party anymore.
Though MPCC president D.D. Lapang had earlier reiterated that he did not want to encourage any split in the CLP, there are a few young Congress legislators who feel that    they should walk out of the CLP to form an alternate government with the support of like-minded parties.
Meanwhile sources said that the much awaited cabinet reshuffle to satisfy the disgruntled legislators is unlikely to take place as the chief minister has to first get the nod of AICC in this regard.
Speculation was rife throughout the day on Wednesday that the chief minister has re-adjusted the portfolios among the ministers without dropping anyone, but it later turned out to be a rumour.

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