Shillong, March 10: The Congress seems to be aware of the Meghalaya political history where coalition governments have never lasted and it as if it is awaiting the new government’s downfall.
Notwithstanding the commitments given by the constituents of the newly installed Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government led by Conrad K Sangma (NPP), the general secretary of the All India Congress Committee (AICC), CP Joshi, in a telephonic chat with The Sentinel on Saturday said, “Given the history of Meghalaya coalition politics, I can foresee that the present government will crumble under its own interl contradictions.”
“Barring the Mukul Sangma-led coalition government, the longevity of the past coalition governments reminiscence us of the unsuccessful cobbling that have never fructified,” stated Joshi, even as he pointed out the other factor, the absence of pre-poll alliance by the non-Congress parties, will lead to the government’s own downfall. He further said that the BJP and other regiol forces never received the mandate of the people in the State where the Congress bagged the maximum number of seats.
Responding to what Joshi said about the stability of the present government, the working president of the United Democratic Party (UDP), Paul Lyngdoh, told The Sentinel that the present coalition is an alliance of political parties and not an alliance with individuals (Independent MLAs) with persol interests.
The People’s Democratic Front (PDF) has already cautioned that it will not allow the BJP to meddle in the process of governce or else it will withdraw support. Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma could not be contacted as he was attending a meeting on GST.