SHILLONG, February 11: The Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) has decided to inform the All India Congress Committee first for suggestions with regards to the support extended by the 5 MLAs to the the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) Government of which the Bharatiya Janata Party is also a coalition partner.
The President of the MPCC, Vincent H.Pala said that in the emergency meeting held today, individual opinions were heard and the suggestions included reporting the matter to the All India Congress Committee (AICC), but he also said that as it appears at present, the higher officials of the Congress in Delhi are not happy with the move and the 5 MLAs may be suspended temporarily and a show cause notice will also be issued to the 5 MLAs seeking explanation as to why they should not be expelled from the party.
The 5 remaining MLAs of the Congress on the 8th of this month submitted a letter of support to the Chief Minister of Meghalaya to express their unconditional support to the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) Government led by the NPP of which the BJP besides other parties and independent MLAs are coalition partners.
The MPCC had expressed that it had no knowledge of this decision taken by the MLAs and today on the 11th of February, an emergency meeting of the Executive Committee was called to discuss on this move taken by the party MLAs.
In the emergency meeting called by the MPCC, only 2 MLAs out of the 5 MLAs attended the meeting, West Shillong MLA, Mohendro Rapsang and Nongpoh MLA, Mayralborn Syiem, while the leader of the Congress Legislature Party, Dr. M. Ampareen Lyngdoh, P.T. Sawkmie and Kimfa S.Marbaniang chose to remain absent.