Tura, Jan 27: The political situation in the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) is straining the relationship between the BJP and the National People’s Party (NPP).
It may be mentioned that the two are coalition partners in the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government.
Irked by the fact that the Special Session of the GHADC held on Monday, the mover of the No-Confidence Motion, Boston Marak withdrawing it after he shifted allegiance to the NPP, the saffron promised to take the matter to the Governor and the Court.
The BJP, which boasts of as many as nine members in the 30 member house did not mince words calling the act as an act of contempt of both the Supreme Court as well as the High Court of Meghalaya.
“This is unconstitutional and absolutely condemnable. Today’s session ordered by the High Court and the Supreme Court for a floor test was supposed to take place. It is very unfortunate that the chairman of the GHADC, has adjourned the House without even giving a chance for discussion or even for voting. They have violated the Courts order directing the session,” BJP state president, Ernest Mawrie, told a press conference in Tura.
The No-Confidence Motion against the Dipul Marak led NPP Executive Committee was cut short by GHADC Chairman Denang T Sangma stating that the mover Boston Marak, had withdrawn it.
It may be mentioned that Marak had moved the No-Confidence Motion in December last year but withdrew the same after he filed an affidavit to the GHADC Chairman on January 9.
“With nine members we had the numbers (to dislodge the NPP-led EC). The Chairman should have given us the chance
The state BJP president also said that the party will take up the matter with the state Governor.