- Meghalaya Assembly is going to start from today
- Opposition would go for no-confidence motion
The Meghalaya Assembly Winter session is starting today. With the Assembly Elections approaching, the pressure on the ruling party as well as the opposition is at peak. While the opposition wants to opt for the no-confidence motion to topple the government, the present CM would look to sustain its power till the assembly election 2018 arrives.
CM MUKUL SANGMA’S HURDLES TO REMAIN AS CM
Since the time Mukul Sangma has been chosen as the CM, the hurdles have been coming to topple the government. The present CM is one of the CMs that has managed to almost complete his 5 years of tenure. It must be mentioned that Sangma has been successful in providing economical reforms in some of the sectors and has been able to create the job. But on the other hand, NGT ban led to the loss of jobs in the state. He somehow survived the cyclone but the opposition might take charge on the issue.
Many of the veteran leaders from Congress have moved to NPP. To name some of the elite leaders, Comingone Ymbon, Rowel Lyngdoh, Prestone Tynsong, Sniawbhalang Dhar, and Ngaitlang Dhar. These leaders have worked at the ground level, and know the ground level politics of Meghalaya. By the withdrawn of support, it is going to be hard for the CM to dodge the no-confidence motion.
When the power minister Comingone Ymbon resigned, the CM ruled out any threat to the Government. The chief minister while speaking to the media on Tuesday, had expressed confidence over surviving the difficulties that might come after the resignation of the power minister. Though he didn’t elaborate the strategy. The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) and the Meghalaya United Alliance (MUA) partners were expected to have a meeting on Thursday to discuss the strategy for the three-day Assembly session. The chief minister forwarded Ymbon’s resignation to the governor. On being asked, the chief minister threw a little hint that he might not induct any Congress legislator for the remaining period of two months before the state goes to the polls. The CM also dared the rebel MLAs to resign from the assembly before the assembly elections.
NPP WITH THE SUPPORT OF BJP, WOULD TRY FOR NO-CONFIDENCE MOTION
Late P.A. Sangma’s son, Conrad Sangma is getting all the support from the saffron party and inevitable strategies are in the flow to topple the government. With the elite leaders jumping out of MPCC, to join hands with NPP and to contest elections by NPP tickets, NPP would not leave any stone unturned to run the no-motion confidence. As per the reports, the rebel MLAs might resign in this session and if it happens, it might hurt the government.
But the news not so in favour of NPP is, CM Mukul Sangma had revealed that about five of the independent MLAs want to contest the election from Congress’s tickets. So, to turn them in favour of NPP, is almost diminished and hence the chances of getting no-confidence are not sharp. Meanwhile, reduction of the salary of MLAs could be the first issue that might get triggered first!