Three opposition parties on Monday moved a no-confidence motion against the Congress-led government in Meghalaya for “failing the citizens completely”. The motion was moved jointly by opposition parties comprising the United Democratic Party and National People’s Party under the Meghalaya People’s Front and the Hill State People Democratic Party.
Last week Meghalaya Assembly Speaker Abu Taher Mondal admitted a resolution seeking his removal. He posted the matter for discussion on September 16, which will be the last day of the session. The Speaker allowed the motion after 12 opposition MLAs stood up in support of the resolution. He had survived a similar move by the Opposition in March. Opposition Chief Whip and NPP legislator James K Sangma said:
‘We have decided to move the no-confidence motion because today the general mood of the people of the state is that this government has failed the citizens completely. It has failed in its duty to protect its citizens especially women and children.’ he said.