- The eight sitting MLAs are going to resign today
- It has been already declared that the rebel MLAs will be formally joining the National People’s Party during a public rally on January 4
- Meghalaya CM seems least bothered about the move
The eight sitting MLAs are going to resign today. These eight legislators are Sniawbhalang Dhar (Nartiang), Comingone Ymbon (Raliang), Hopeful Bamon (Sutnga Saipung), Stephanson Mukhim (Amlarem), Prestone Tynsong (Pynursla), Remington Pyngrope (Mawkynrew), Rowell Lyngdoh (Mawkyrwat) and Ngaitlang Dhar (Umroi).
The legislators would be submitting their resignation letters to the Assembly Speaker. It has been already declared that the rebel MLAs will be formally joining the National People’s Party during a public rally on January 4. Among the eight legislators, five are Congress leaders, one belongs to UDP while two are Independents.
NPP is on the verge of getting stronger, with the ace leaders coming into the party. The move can be termed as the masterstroke from NPP to marvel the upcoming polls. These leaders have been popular among the people of Meghalaya and NPP would surely be cashing out on the popularity of the rebel MLAs in the upcoming elections.
CM MUKUL SANGMA’S REACTION ON THE MOVE SAYS, HE DOESN’T SEEM PERTURBED
The legislators resigning have played key roles in the governance and have got the stronghold as well. But then, the Meghalaya CM doesn’t seem perturbed about the move. As per the CM, he has been working at a blistering pace, which has made these ministers hard to keep up with. He said that the legislators found working with the same pace as of him a nightmare because the ministers had been into lousy work culture. The CM called them inefficient and thus, as per the CM, vengeful legislators have had trouble with his working style.
The media asked CM Mukul Sangma about the resignations from the rebel MLAs, he poured out the truth.
He said, “To satisfy their hunger for self-centric goals, turncoat legislators have been putting Meghalaya in political turmoil ever since its inception & creating barriers to actual governance & development to take place. For example, when a legislator leaves just 4 months after becoming a Cabinet Minister – and 2 months before elections – what does it say about his dedication or his character?”.