The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr. Mukul Sangma targeted the senior Congress leaders that have shifted themselves from theparty to the other parties. The list also includes Senior Leader, Prestone Tynsong, who has shifted his allegiance to the National People’s Party.
On Wednesday, while talking to the reporters in Shillong, Sangma termed the party defectors as habitual dissidents and said that the party is happy as it has been ridden of such politicians now.
Sangma was anticipating this action!
Sangma later added that the defection of the leaders to other parties is not a surprise as the party had the anticipation of blokes who were going to join other parties and it was going to happen. He spoke to the media and said,“When you have people who have positioned themselves to betray the party, it will have some complications. Had we worked collectively and coherently with complete dedication to the party, we would have been stronger”.
Sangma later added that the current political scenario in the nation has compelled the people to look at the greener side by assuming and presuming that they might stand to gain more as the individuals.
“As we knew it, we were prepared for it,” Sangma said.
On being asked about the dispute with the leaders who openly raised their voices against the Chief Minister, Sangma said that the leaders who chose to be out of the party were the ones who tried to collapse the state government during the chances they ever got and they had been involved in moving a no-confidence motion against the government including the speaker.
Dr. Sangma told the reporters, “They were acting as agents of political parties and the Opposition and they were habitual dissidents. They have been dissidents all these years and taking the whole state to ransom”.
He further said, “It’s good for the party to get rid of such elements, who for their self-centric interest would go to any extent to create a situation which is not good for the state and its people”.
Meanwhile, Sangma seems pretty sure that the National People’s Party (NPP) will remain in single digits in the election that is to happen in the state next year. He also said that he has got the survey report of other political parties.
The Chief Minister is quite sure that the Congress would form a stable government and the party would not mind the void created in one or two constituencies.
Mr. Sangma, when asked about the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) that has criticised the Congress on several occasions despite being an ally in the government, said, “It is common for political parties to criticise the government when elections approach”.
He recalled that even the regional parties in the past had criticized the government when it was in power.
By: Kumar Anubhav | Source: NortheastIndia.com (The Shillong Times)