Dissidents’ Ministers should resign first before demanding removal of Chief Minister,’ this was stated by former Meghalaya CM and opposition leader in the Assembly Donkupar Roy. ‘Though the present rumbling is an internal issue of the Congress, however the Ministers should follow some principle as they are not supposed to raise the issue of change of leadership while remaining in the Ministry,’ said Roy. According to him, the Ministers are appointed by the Governor on the advice of the Chief Minister and hence if they want to raise any issue it would be ideal for them to resign first before doing so.
Roy further pointed out that the Congress is nervous after the debacle of the party in Tura, also the poor performance in Assam has added to party fears as the same would be repeated in 2018. ‘The days of Congress are numbered, hence the party legislators are nervous as the government can collapse anytime,’ asserted Roy. According to Roy, the aggrieved legislators should go to the Governor demanding a special session to decide the issue of leadership.
To a question whether the Chief Minister should resign owning moral responsibility, Roy said that it was upto him to decide on the matter, ‘ The present crisis should not linger long affecting the development of the state as the officers would not be willing to work in a chaotic situation.’ The former Chief Minister also clarified that his party is not interested in breaking Congress to take advantage of the situation.