Shillong, Oct 29: Deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong has said since the Congress is a sinking ship, no seasoned politicians will join the party.
Tynsong, who had left the Congress and joined the NPP prior to the 2013 Assembly polls, told reporters on Friday that since the Congress is a sinking ship, people will jump out of it.
“I don’t think seasoned politicians will join the Congress. Why? You know well even madam Sonia Gandhi herself admitted that we have so much differences and infighting within the party.”
Tynsong pointed out that even MPCC president Vincent Pala had spoken about the difference which he had with Mukul Sangma.
According to Tynsong, with the infighting taking place, the party has become a broken family due to division among the members.
“As the party is turning to a broken family, we call it a sinking ship, a sinking ship ultimately means you need to jump from the sinking ship otherwise you will be dead,” Tynsong said.
He also ruled out leaving NPP for Congress.
To a question on Congress leader HDR Lyngdoh’s view that the NPP is looting the state for strengthening its organisation in other states of the country, Tynsong said,“Is he (HDR) trying to say that Congress did not do that? When I was in the Congress it was mandatory that we have to contribute to the party, not in the state it goes to Delhi for strengthening the party in different states in India. Hence, he should first ask himself why he should be contributing a lot to AICC. What for?”