Downplaying the desertion by the Congress MLAs, Lyngdoh said We have to join hands together. The next government (in the state) will be the Congress government."
He said the values of the Congress are respect for the culture and every group and to bring in prosperity and assured that the new Meghalaya PCC team would not change them.
Chief Minister Mukul Sangma exuded confidence that the Congress would win in 38 out of the 60 seats in the state, eight seats more than in 2013 assembly elections for which the party would have to stay united.
Lapang admitted to internal differences in the party but it remained united.
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