SHILLONG, Oct 5: The Deputy Chief Minister Rowel Lyngdoh today stated that if the Congress party observes that the recent activities of KHADC CEM PN Syiem amounts to indiscipline, the party can take discipliry action against him.
PN Syiem, a Congress legislator from Mawsynram constituency is already in a renegade mood, to the extent of openly criticizing Chief Minister Mukul Sangma.
Reacting to the developments Deputy Chief Minister and senior Congress party leader said on Monday, “If the party feels that the current activity of Syiem is indiscipline and if he continues with such activities then the party will call him for explation.”
He said that since the Congress party is a disciplined party they may call Syiem for explation and failing to which the party will take further action and can even expel him.
“Everyone is entitled to have their own opinion and decision, the party is only an association and if he is not satisfied with the party, then he can always remove himself from the party,” further stated Lyngdoh.
According to him, the party is however yet to discuss on the matter, but if the situation demands the party will definitely take action on those who are involved in any anti-party activities.
When asked on the intension of the KHADC Chief to take the matter to Court on the issue of dual post, he said, that if a person is upset or feels that what is being done is unjustified then usually they go to court.
He informed that the party had discussed before the MDC election in 2014 not to allot ticket to those who are already elected as state legislators, however, at that time there was a provision which allowed holding of dual posts.
On asked about the hurried attitude of the state government to bring the Amendment bill, he said, “The current situation demanded the need to bring this Amendment bill to prevent the holding of dual post that is why the government put forward the bill.”
He added that the state government had received numerous inquiries from the Governor secretariat asking the stand of the State government on this issue of dual post after a PIL was filed in the Meghalaya High Court.
“By passing this Bill we feel it will help the elected legislators since they don’t have to wait for the intervention from the judiciary,” he said.