Five Cong MLAs to take collective decision on suspension
Shillong, Feb 15: A collective decision will be taken by the five Congress legislators on the suspension order issued by the MPCC for supporting the NPP-led government.
“We will sit down to discuss an action and a path forward,” the CLP leader Ampareen Lyngdoh told reporters on Tuesday.
Lyngdoh said as per the show-cause notice issued by the party on Monday, the five legislators were given 10 days’ time to submit their replies.
She refused to comment further on the matter and said, “We will revert back to all of you in 12 days.
The support of Lyngdoh and other four MLAs– Mayralborn Syiem, Mohendro Rapsang, Kimfa Marbaniang and PT Sawkmie was taken as anti-party activity.
When asked about the suspension letter, the CLP leader said, “There seems to be a little confusion…because it was only mentioned that there was an anti-party omission by the five and it was never dwelt at length specifying what the quantification of this so-called suspension was.”
To a question on the withdrawal of support to the MDA, the East Shillong MLA said the five legislators will take a collective decision on the matter.
On the issue of merging with other political parties, the CLP leader said, “We do not want to disclose because when you have been served with the suspension notice, then you try your best to ensure that whatever you say can or cannot go against you.
Commenting on the BJP’s allegation that they have accepted its ideology by joining the MDA, Lyngdoh said, “We do not accept anybody’s ideology except that of the MDA and its lead partner that is the NPP, they may have their own perception of this ideology because it is actually not in the purview of the group of five to decide on the extent of this so-called command, so we are not going to react to that because at the end of the day we look at the coalition lead partner which is the NPP and we thought that it would be in the fitness of things to be part of government in this last leg prior to 2023. So other parties can see what they want, we are not even in authority to respond to that question.”