Shillong: Countering the National People’s Party (NPP) definition about the Congress party as a “confused party from top to bottom”, former Meghalaya Chief Minister and present leader of the Opposition (LO) Mukul Sangma said the present MDA dispensation led by the NPP is the one which is in complete disarray.
Speaking to The Sentinel on Saturday, Mukul cited the recent elections for the post of the Speaker to the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly. “When we are firm about going for secret ballots, they were arguing among themselves on how to go about it”, stated Sangma, adding, “the present coalition’s divergent ways is also evident from the way they are fighting the upcoming by-polls to the Shella seat. The BJP, UDP and PDF which are part of the present coalition government have fielded their own respective candidates.” The by-poll is due on October 21. The former Chief Minister said that this exposed the lack of trust and confusion amongst themselves, even as he added that such disarray in the ruling front has led to mismanagement and maladministration. Rebutting the charge of the NPP, Mukul further referred on how united and coherent the Congress party was during the last month Autumn session of the Assembly. “We were strong, effective and our strength will continue as an Opposition to take on the government”.