- Dr. Mukul Sangma ruled out any threat to the government because of the resignation of Cabinet minister Comingone Ymbon
- The chief minister is going to forward Ymbon’s resignation to the governor
- The chief minister elaborated that the Meghalaya Congress Party might not disqualify the rebel Congress legislators because the time is short for the assembly polls
The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr. Mukul Sangma ruled out any threat to the government because of the resignation of Cabinet minister Comingone Ymbon. Ymbon resigned just before the Assembly session which is going to from Friday. And also, it must be noted that the elections are to be held after two months. On the other hand, many Congress MLAs are set to leave the party while the NPP has served a resolution to remove the Speaker.
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CM MUKUL SANGMA ACCEPTED YMBON’S RESIGNATION
The chief minister while speaking to the media on Tuesday 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 are expected to have a meeting on Thursday to discuss the strategy for the three-day Assembly session. The chief minister is going to forward 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 Chief Minister said that he would discuss the issue with MPCC chief DD Lapang. Sangma said that just because the session is going to be started on Friday, he might incorporate any other minister to take the additional portfolios which were being held by Ymbon. When the CM was asked about Ymbon’s intention to leave the party, CM Sangma said, “There may be some compulsions on his part and it is for you to interpret the happenings.”
When the CM was asked whether he had got any anticipation that Ymbon would resign, Sangma said four months ago before the induction as a Cabinet minister, Ymbon was not very much interested to be in the ministry and also, he was not well. CM Sangma further added, “However, we had to provide space for the new faces so that they will get exposure and experience.”.
The chief minister further elaborated that the Meghalaya Congress Party might not disqualify the rebel Congress legislators because the time is short for the assembly polls. Though, he said, the party would be closely monitoring their activities. It must be noted that besides KHADC CEM and Congress legislator P N Syiem who is all set to join PDF, there are some other Congress legislators who will be joining NPP. The list includes Rowell Lyngdoh, Prestone Tynsong, Sniawbhalang Dhar and Ngaitlang Dhar.
Even Tynsong had attended the public meetings convened by NPP.
CM Mukul Sangma said, “It is very much evident from the public meeting about the change of allegiance and the Supreme Court is very clear that any legislator who is elected from a particular party cannot deviate from the programmes and policies of that political party.” However, the CM said that the party is not in favour of disqualification of these MLAs, he asserted that the voters would give them a befitting reply in the assembly polls. The CM also informed that six Independent legislators would join the Congress party to contest the upcoming polls.
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