Let judiciary decide, Pala on Mukul-Syiem tussle
FROM OUR STAFF CORRESPONDENT
SHILLONG, Dec 30: Amidst the tweak and turns pertaining to the tussle between Mukul Sangma and PN Syiem on the issue of dual post, Member of Parliament (MP) from Shillong, Vincent H Pala simply stated that let the legal order come out.
“Let the court interpret the law and come out with its opinion,” stated the Shillong MP during an exclusive chat with The Sentinel while citing at the Meghalaya High Court pending order on the issue of dual post.
Acknowledging the faceoff between Mukul Sangma and PN Syiem since the Meghalaya United Alliance (MUA) government brought the legislation that bar the elected legislators from holding two elected post-as members of the district councils and legislative assembly, Pala said, “Both Mukul and Pynshngain are right in their own way. One is the head of the government and the other is the head of the district council.” He added that both of them have their own say in their respective domain –the State government or the district council.
“Let the Court decide on this crucial issue,” said Pala, a statement that displayed his midway policy in the war between two Congress elected members. The case related to the dual post has reached the court after petition filed by concerned citizens.
When solicited of his comments, on whether he will intervene to dampen the war in between the two leaders, Pala said, “Our party has a structure to sort things up and I m not in the picture right now.”
“I will do only when being asked by the party high command,” Pala summed up even as insinuations doing the rounds suggested that Pala is behind the Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) PN Syiem in the entire political bickering.
Syiem is the only MLA who has not resigned from the post of an MDC and he is virtually waging a battle against the Chief Minister on the alleged hasty legislation on dual post.