Decisions collective responsibility of MDA: Prestone
HSPDP & PDF against withdrawing support
Shillong May 30: Deputy Chief Minister and NPP leader Prestone Tynsong said all the MDA partners are collectively responsible for any decision taken by the government.
Speaking to reporters on the stand of UDP and BJP regarding withdrawing support to the MDA, Tynsong said, “I have nothing to say on the allegations made by the MDA partners because whatever decisions taken by the government for the interest of the state have been consented by the two important platforms– MDA members and coordination committee. These are the two platforms where the MDA partners used to discuss issues and policies of the government”.
HSPDP member and cabinet minister Renikton Lyngdoh Tongkhar has also ruled out pulling out of the MDA government.
PDF leader and cabinet minister Banteidor Lyngdoh said the grievances should be discussed in the MDA.
On coalition partners blaming NPP-led government ahead of the 2023 polls, the deputy chief minister said his party does not need to tackle or have sleepless nights on the matter.
“This is because for almost four and a half years we were together, we were united and whatever decisions taken we did it unanimously and now just because the election is about 7-8 months from now, again leaders of the UDP they talk this or that or BJP leaders they talk this and that, ultimately we will leave it to the wisdom of the voters,” he said.
Why to be afraid of prez rule
Tynsong asked the UDP not to be scared of President’s Rule if they think that the NPP-led government is damaging for the state.
The UDP had stated that the damage is more than the constructive programmes under the MDA government led by Conrad K Sangma but they are scared to withdraw support because President’s rule may be imposed in the state, Tynsong said.
“My personal opinion is very clear, if you (UDP) feel that the NPP-led government keeps damaging the interest of the state, why should you be scared of the president’s rule? Why should we be scared of the president’s rule, where is the threat because even the president’s rule is according to the Constitution of India, that is my question,” he said.
“This is because for almost four and half years we were together, we were united and whatever decisions taken we did it unanimously and now just because the election is about 7-8 months from now, again leaders of the UDP they talk this or that or BJP leaders they talk this and that, ultimately we will leave it to the wisdom of the voters,” he said.
“Whatever blame you are making, as for me and Conrad, we are ready to accept it and take the blame for what to do. But I am telling you any decisions we have taken or any programme that we have moved forward, we never bypassed anybody as consultation was already there so we did it,” he added.