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Will defeat no-confidence motion against Speaker: Conrad    

Shillong, Sept 8: The NPP-led MDA government is confident of defeating the no-confidence motion against Assembly Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh to be moved by the Congress in the autumn session of the Assembly starting from Friday.

Chief Minister Conrad Sangma told reporters on Wednesday that the MDA is united in defeating the no-confidence motion and a unanimous resolution was adopted in this regard during the MDA meeting chaired by him.

“Obviously we are going to ensure that the resolution is defeated or the NC is defeated. All the partners in the MDA have resolved that we stand united to ensure this motion is defeated when it is brought to the floor of the House,” he said.

The deputy speaker also briefed the MDA members regarding different rules and provisions related to the matter.

Sangma said many MLAs could not attend the meeting as they are in their constituencies.

The meeting also discussed the prevailing situation in the state.

“We also briefed the MLAs about the law and order issues. We also discussed the Sixth Schedule amendment as some of the MLAs wanted clarification on that issue so that has been clarified to the MLAs. Apart from that there were certain other issues that the MLAs had raised at the individual level – those were also discussed,” the chief minister said.

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