SHILLONG, Oct 20: The recent unfathomable stand taken by the state congress party on the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has taken a fresh perplex course after a senior Congress leader and Minister Prestone Tynsong expressed his surprise at the utterance of the Deputy Chief Executive member (Dy CEM) of KHADC PT Sawkmie on the floor of the house on Wednesday.
Sawkmie stated on the floor of the house that he is a Dy CEM just as a nomenclature while retorting to procedural queries on the floor of the House. He is part the five Congress MDCs who continue to support Pynshngian N Syiem, the current CEM who was suspended by the Congress party for anti- party activities last week.
Reacting to this, the senior congress leader who is co-incidentally the Minister in charge of District Council affairs (dca) Prestone Tynsong told a group of newsperson on Thursday, “If our MDCs have decided to support the Peoples Democratic Front (PDF) dispensation led by PN Syiem it is astounding to be told about such statement made by Sawkmie during the session.”
“I persolly believe that he should resign rather than clinging to the Dy CEM for me sake”, Tynsong stated. But he vivid in defending the five congress MDCs decision to extend their support to a coalition Executive Committee (EC) headed by the suspended PN Syiem. The Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) had given the five remaining MDCs to use their own wisdom on whether to stay with Syiem led People Democratic Forum (PDF) led coalition Executive Committee (EC) and they went in favour of the coalition.
Asked on how the five MDCs continue to support the EC led by the suspended PN Syiem in the KHADC, Tynsong quipped, “Is it a crime to extend support for the sake of stability?” Tynsong said, adding, “for the sake of stability we are above party lines and here lays our principles of bringing stability and it is not a political sin”.
Four another Congress MDCs are with the suspended PN Syiem, whose resigtion letters as party members were accepted by the party leadership. It is on this basis that a question was put on the illogic ‘political sin or compulsion’.