From Staff Correspondent
Shillong, Sept 14: In the face of sufficient indications that two Congress legislators of Meghalaya might very well end up joining the BJP and two senior party members – both former Ministers – may join the tiol People’s Party (NPP), Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma on Thursday tried to put a bold face when he said these things are expected from political “turncoats”.
Besides, two more Independent legislators are virtually in the BJP fold though with riders.
While former Deputy Chief Minister Rowell Lyngdoh has been going hammer and tongs after the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) leadership, sacked Cabinet Minister Prestone Tynsong too isn’t lagging far behind in giving sardonic comments. The duo has no left no room for imagition among political observers as to where their minds lie.
Sangma, however, tried to downplay the development and said he knows the “turncoats” have a hunger for greener pastures.
“I am privileged to lead the government in the capacity of a Chief Minister. As a Chief Minister, I know what is happening, I know who is what and that is also the strength of the Congress. I am not going to lay the cards on the table, but the call will be taken,” said Sangma.
Repeatedly using the term “turncoats,” the Chief Minister said that they want to carry their legacies of creating instability that has slowed down the momentum of development and making it difficult for the State to help realise its potential in every sphere.
Sangma also said the political “turncoats” have been the source of instability in governce for many decades, while exhorting that these individuals should be well alysed by the people and prevented from slowing the momentum of growth in the State.