- Former CM of Meghalaya points out the BJP-NPP nexus
- His jibe creates major uproar in the state assembly
- CM Conrad Sangma wins the floor test
On Monday, Meghalaya Assembly was scheduled for the selection of its Speaker and also for the floor test of the newly elected Chief Minister Conrad Sangma. During this, the former CM Mukul Sangma takes a jibe countering the BJP-NPP nexus that creates a ruckus.
MDA is led by BJP or NPP, questions Sangma
On the day of floor test of the new Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, the former Chief Minister and opposition leader Mukul Sangma countered the BJP-NPP nexus and questioned both the parties to clear the picture.
In a statement, Sangma stated that the National People’s Party has kept its voters in dark as they got their votes by promising no connection with BJP.
But later the party has formed the government with the support of the same. This clearly shows “BJP is part and parcel of the government”.
“Hence I wanted to know which party is leading the government, whether it is BJP led or NPP led or is it the conglomeration of BJP and other parties,” Sangma questioned the MDA government.
Adding on to this, Sangma also countered a statement made by the BJP leader from Assam. The leader said that the NPP has stitched the alliance with BJP in 10 minutes. This clearly indicates that both the parties were already in talks for the coalition.
In the assembly, Sangma also countered the decoration at the Raj Bhawan on the swearing-in ceremony of the cabinet ministers and the Chief Minister.
Sangma in his statement said that during the oath-taking ceremony, saffron colour was all over.
The newly elected Speaker Donkupar Roy adopted a cautious approach and prevented them from further discussing the issue.
To this, the Speaker said the confidence motion was moved by the government and to talk about the mandate, the Assembly is not the right place.
However, the Chief Minister Conrad Sangma clarified the point and said, “a vote of confidence moved by the government, there is no scope for any debate.”
He also said that MDA government is led by NPP with the support of other five parties.