Meghalaya Speaker admits No-Confidence Motion, floor test tomorrow
Shillong: All eyes will be on the NPP-led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government after Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh on Tuesday admitted a ‘No Confidence Motion’ moved by the Opposition Congress party.
With over 10 MLAs in support of the non-confidence motion rising to show their support, Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh admitted a ‘No Confidence Motion’ and informed that it would be taken up on Wednesday, November 11 at 11 am after the question hour.
The no-confidence motion was submitted by Leader of Opposition, Dr Mukul Sangma and other ten MLAs of the Congress including Opposition Chief Whip, Process T. Sawkmie, Zenith M. Sangma, Winnerson D. Sangma, Dikkanchi D Shira, Miani D Shira, Mohendro Rapsang, George B Lyngdoh.
The Opposition alleged that the NPP-led MDA government has failed to address multiple issues, particularly in its attempt to protect the interest of the state.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said MDA meeting was carried out after the House was adjourned.
Sangma said, “Had a meeting today who would be present tomorrow and who would participate in the debate and to make sure that we support the government. It was a meeting to coordinate for tomorrow's no Confidence motion.”
When asked how confident the government was, Sangma said that they were absolutely confident and that the Opposition has brought out this no Confidence, but there were many other forms in which they could have mentioned the issues concerning them.
“In fact, they have mentioned in the Press Conference that it is a platform to discuss issues. I think that there were many platforms but Opposition has chosen this particular route, so we are ready. The entire MDA is very confident and we are united and we will get through this no-confidence motion,” said Sangma.
He also informed that whip was issued to all the MDA ministers to attend tomorrow’s session. It is to be mentioned that a few of the ministers were absent for the past 3 days of the Autumn Session since a few of them tested positive for COVID-19. The ministers have recovered but are a little weak, according to Sangma.