SHILLONG, Jun 14: The National People’s Youth Front (NPYF) has questioned the motives of the Meghalaya Pradesh Youth Congress (MPYC) in demanding the resignation of the Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma and Home Minister James K Sangma.
According to the NPYF the Chief Minister and the Home Minister of the state have shown nothing but maturity in handling the crisis that had crippled the state capital for the last two weeks.
“The fact that the situation was resolved tactfully with no casualties speaks volumes of the ability of the state government to address such a situation,” NPYF president Thrangki W Pohshna president said.
The NPYF has also expressed its gratitude to all the political parties, civil society organizations, pressure groups, Rangbah Shnongs, Church elders and the women organisations for showing their keen and untiring efforts to offer suggestions, to meet the Government in finding ways to restore peace and normalcy.
“This is in stark contrast to the mishandling of the situation of the then Home Minister in 2005 where nine innocent persons lost their precious lives in Williamnagar and Tura,” Pohshna said.
On the criticisms of the MPYC directed against the state government on the erratic power cuts, the NPYF questioned as to why despite being in power for eight years, the previous Congress-led MUA government was not been able to show any noticeable improvement in the power infrastructure in the state.
“The present power minister has taken positive steps in the improving power infrastructure across the State, despite in his short tenure in the chair,” the youth wing of the NPP stated.
The NPYF also stated that if the MPYC is curious as to why the internet and SMS services were disabled, they must demand the names and numbers of the perpetrators who were inciting trouble by spreading “fake news” across the city limits and the State.
Pohshna alleged that it was the fake new that brought on untoward incident in the state.
“It is not that the government willingly disabled their services but rather to protect the people of the State from fake news. The MPYC should be aware that shutting down of Data Services of telecom service providers is a standard operation procedure in many states across India and abroad,” the NPYF added.