SHILLONG, March 7: The Opposition Congress on Wednesday decided to contest for the post of Meghalaya Assembly Speaker.
This decision was made during the Congress Legislature Party meeting and med Salmanpara legislator Winnerson D Sangma as its nominee.
“Winnerson D Sangma will be our nominee for the post of the Speaker,” former Cabinet Minister and spokesman Zenith Sangma told media persons.
Asked whether the party was expecting some kind of a miracle, Zenith replying in the positive said, “Yes. Politicking is a continuous process, as and when time comes for any party to do anything that time any political party will take advantage.”
The Congress spokesperson while expressing confidence said that in politics there are ups and downs. “Number game is always there in politics. In the election, we sometime lose and win. Political party that loses do not give up hopes and looks for opportunities to take advantage of the situation,” he added.
Zenith also informed that former Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma, who was re-elected as the CLP leader will also be the Leader of Opposition.
It may be mentioned that the ruling Meghalaya Democratic Alliance have proposed the me of veteran regiol leader and United Democratic Party (UDP) chief Dr Donkupar Roy for the post of Assembly Speaker. The election for the post of Speaker’s will be held on March 12. The ruling coalition Government has the strength of 36 members which include 19 NPP, 6 UDP, 4 PDF, 2 HSPDP, 2 BJP, 1 NCP, and two Independents – Samuel M Sangma and Lambor Malngiang, while the Opposition Congress has 21 MLAs.