Meghalaya: Visible cracks in BJP-MDA coalition, but deputy CM refutes division
Shillong: Meghalaya deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong on Tuesday denied allegations of neglecting members of the MDA coalition.
Tynsong’s response comes amid the statement made by BJP State Vice President Bernard Marak that the government has neglected them by not inviting him and the state president Ernest Mawrie for the coordination Committee meeting to be held on November 26.
When asked if the President is invited to all coordination MDA meeting, Tynsong responded that the question of neglecting does not arise. “As partners and we are jointly responsible for any decisions taken by the government,” he said.
When asked if the BJP had defamed not only the NPP but the whole coalition, Tynsong responded, “If the BJP feels that being a part of MDA government is uncomfortable, I advise them to leave the coalition. I don’t have anything more to say. Let the coordination committee say on November 26 when the meeting will take place.”
Tynsong also informed that the agenda for the coordination Committee meeting is yet to be decided, so he was unaware of what issues will be taken up but is positive that whatever issues brought up by any party, it will be taken up.
Meanwhile, Tynsong took a jibe at the Opposition Congress, stating that is the Congress trying to accommodate themselves in place of BJP if the government drops BJP.
It is to be mentioned that recently Congress had dared the government to drop the BJP from the coalition.