SHILLONG, March 04: The MLA who has been suspended from the Congress party, Dr.M. Ampareen Lyngdoh said that it does not matter if the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) takes any further action against the 5 MLAs. She said that it is up to the Congress party to follow the constitution of their party.
The 5 remaining MLAs of the Congress party on the 8th of February submitted a letter to the Chief Minister of Meghalaya in which they expressed their unconditional support and joining hands with the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) Government led by the NPP in which the BJP besides other parties and independent MLAs are coalition partners. This move of the MLAs resulted in them being suspended by the All India Congress Committee (AICC) through the MPCC.
With the joining of the 5 Congress MLAs, the ruling side led by the NPP along with other parties and independent MLAs, now has a majority of up to 48 members in the Legislative Assembly, while the Opposition has 12 MLAs of the All India Trinamool Congress.
Responding to queries today, Ampareen Lyngdoh said that the 5 Congress MLAs will no longer be governed by the party for they have already decided to join with the side which promises better prospects for the party and if the party sees it as otherwise then the MLAs cannot accept the views that the leaders of the party hold. She said that this is not the Parliament and it does not make sense that the term NDA be tagged to it.