Shillong, Sep 24: Former Tripura Congress president Pradyot Mainkya Debbarma has accused former Goa Chief Minister and Congress general secretary Luizinho Faleiro of trying to “dislodge” top Congress leaders of northeast, including the former Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma.
In his resignation letter to AICC general secretary Luizinho Faleiro on September 16 as president of Tripura Congress, Debbarma said, “Several of us are aware of your repeated attempts to dislodge many leaders from the northeast, including the former CM of Meghalaya Mukul Sangma from the post of CLP leader.”
In his resignation letter, which was made public on Tuesday, Debbarma also mentioned how former Manipur Speaker T.N.Haokip was not even informed about his removal as Manipur Congress president when he was protesting at Jantar Mantar against the Citizenship Amendment Bill before the Lok Sabha Elections.
“The same happened when you (Faleiro) replaced Birajit Sinha and appointed me (as president of TPCC),” he said.
Debbarma said Birajit Sinha had received the news about his removal through a SMS late in the night when he was travelling with a delegation to meet Rahul Gandhi for the NECC meet at Guwahati.
Lambasting Luizinho Faleiro for hobnobbing with BJP members, and seeking advice from them in running the Congress, the former Congress leader said, “It was deeply worrying that a National General Secretary of the Congress was openly interacting with members of the BJP and taking instructions from them on how to conduct day to day affairs.”
Alleging that many AICC leaders look at the northeast as a “cash cow with no interest in building the party, rather just use it as a conduit for money making”, Debbarma said the AICC has also destroyed the Northeast region with one incompetent general secretary after another.
“If we in the northeast thought CP Joshi was the reason we lost State after State, you (Luizinho Faleiro) will be known as the person who destroyed the essence of the Congress in the northeast,” he said.
Debbarma also accused Luizinho Faleiro of misusing Congress’s election fund, especially in Sikkim.
He also alleged Luizinho Faleiro humiliated him in front of several senior leaders and asked me to either resign or withdraw his Supreme Court Petition on the NRC. (UNI)