SHILLONG: The fate of the state government hangs in balance as it is yet to be seen whether the congress dissenters will openly revolt against the Mukul-led congress government, forcing the Speaker AT Mondal to admit the notice of the Opposition on no-confidence motion against the government.
With the autumn session entering the third day today (Wednesday), it is expected that Mondal will be in a position to inform the house of the same. On the second day of the session on Monday, Mondal had said if 10 members supported the motion, it could be considered for discussion in the House.
Daring the ‘rebel’ Congress legislators to come out openly if they want to effect a change of leadership, Opposition leader Donkupar Roy there should be an end to uncertainty in the wake of the no-confidence against the Congress-led government as well as the Speaker.
The Opposition served the notice of no-confidence motion on Monday citing overall failure of the State government at a time when the resolution seeking removal of the Speaker was fixed for discussion on Friday.
The letter was jointly signed by NPP legislator James Sangma, UDP member Jemino Mawthoh and HSPDP’s Ardent Basaiawmoit.
It was learnt that Chief Minister Mukul Sangma held a meeting with some Independents and his close associates on Tuesday to secure their commitment to the MUA-II government.
According to Roy, there are reports that some legislators within the Congress might side with the Opposition to overthrow the current government.
What is left to be seen is whether the end of the political drama in the state will bring some changes in the state or will the same trend continue, as is done in the past.