Shillong, May 13: The NPP-led MDA government will continue for another three terms, according to Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong, who also ruled anti-incumbency affecting the Assembly polls in 2023.
Speaking to reporters on Friday, Tynsong said, “I don’t agree. What anti-incumbency? If the opposition talked about anti-incumbency then why Mamata Banerjee… she continued three terms. Let me just tell you, the NPP-led government or MDA government will continue another three terms.”
When asked about the claim of the AITC national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee that his party will defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Tripura and its partner NPP in Meghalaya, Tynsong said, “Yes, we accept this challenge as we are already in such high spirits to fight. Let us see on that particular day when the counting starts because the voters of Meghalaya are wiser than anybody else.”
In response to the allegations by the AITC state vice president and Umroi MLA George B Lyngdoh that governance in Meghalaya is crumbling and mis-governance is happening on a daily basis, Tynsong said, “Let the Umroi MLA show me one by one where is the sector which the MDA government failed. Because he is talking in general, I don’t know what he means by saying that the MDA failed, I wanted to know exactly which part of the governance that we have failed because we have tried our best and people must have seen it also.”
He said raising allegations and blaming the government will happen during election year, “So the opposition naturally has to say something otherwise their names will be wiped out”, he added.