No Confidence motion tabled against Sangma govt

Shillong: Opposition NCP in Meghalaya on Monday tabled a no-confidence motion against the ruling Congress-led coalition for its alleged failure on some fronts, but Chief Minister Mukul Sangma pooh poohed the move and said there was no threat to his government.

Tabling the No Confidence Motion during the Zero Hour, the Leader of Opposition Conrad K. Sangma said the purpose of the No Confidence Motion was not to topple the Government, but to highlight failures of the State Government.

Conrad said the Opposition had no other option but to table the No Confidence Motion against the Congress led coalition Meghalaya United Alliance (MUA) Government led by Mukul Sangma.

"We had sought for a 15-day autumn session but the government went for a five-day session, of which, only two days were allotted for the Private Members. The ruling coalition should not be scared of the Opposition who are only 15 in number," Conrad said.

"I have moved the motion as this gets precedence above all motions and would give an opportunity to give the House enough time to deliberate on the issues pertaining to law and order, financial crunch and development," the Opposition leader said.

"The motion will benefit the both sides of the House? not only the Opposition which will highlight the various lapses of the Government. It will be an opportunity for the government to reply on its failures," Conrad said.

The Congress led coalition enjoys the support of 43 MLAs in the 60 member House.