Shillong, Nov 10: Meghalaya assembly Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh on Tuesday admitted a no-confidence motion moved by the Congress against the council of ministers led by the incumbent Chief Minister.
The Speaker informed the Assembly that he would allot time on November 11, 2020 at 11 AM for a discussion on the no-trust notice brought by the opposition party Congress and signed by 11 members.
A day before, Leader of Opposition, Dr. Mukul Sangma informed that the no confidence motion will be tabled against the Council of Ministers of the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government for their “complete failure” to protect the interest of the state.
He also said that the state government had failed on all fronts and that is why the party has decided to move the no-confidence motion.
“When people are looting and they don’t want to protect, this is too much…this is not the way,” Dr. Sangma told Shillong Mail when contacted.
It may be mentioned that the Congress wants to corner the ruling MDA on various issues like law and order and the alleged illegalities in coal mining and transportation.
In the 60-member Meghalaya assembly, the opposition Congress has 19 members, the NPP 21 members, UDP 7 and one associate member, PDF 4, HSPDP 2, BJP 2, KHNAM and NCP one each and two independents.