Shillong, Dec 6: The state president of the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) Charles Pyngrope has said personality of party men and those who raise issues will be deciding factors in selecting candidates for 2023 polls. Pyngrope told reporters on Monday on the sidelines of a felicitation programme in Umpling that the party will have to pick up a person who takes up the right issues for the people.
“So it’s a combination of both personality and issues. You may take up the issues of the people but the people may not like that person. You cannot single out one factor that will determine the outcome of the election in 2023,” Pyngrope added.
He said the 12 legislators who had merged with the TMC will prove that it will work for the betterment of the people.
“We will adopt similar method that has been done in West Bengal for the poor. There are pro-poor schemes for the underprivileged, the widows, pensioners,” Pyngrope said.
He said to get the mandate of the people of Meghalaya, the Trinamool Congress will have to let the people know of their policies which it has for the state.
“The advantage is we already have a base. It is incumbent upon us to convince the people that supporting the TMC will be for a better future,” the president said.
Pyngrope said the state unit got an assurance from the chairperson of the AITC, Mamata Banerjee that the central leadership of the party will not interfere in whatever the state unit do, provided they stick to the rules and maintain discipline.