SHILLONG, June 09: The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Kongkal Sangma said that he is the Chief Minister of the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA), not the Chief Minister of the National People’s Party (NPP) which he leads as President.
Sangma said this while responding to the query on the NPP having to clarify on many allegations against the Government which also come from the coalition partners in the Government.
He said that when such incidents or allegations are charged, as the leader of the MDA, he has to take the responsibility without fail, because in the MDA they work together as a team.
He further said that he is the Chairman of the MDA and at the same time also the Chief Minister of this Government, and whenever misunderstandings arise, he takes all the responsibility and all such matters will be resolved within the MDA.
Sangma said that problems will always be there within the MDA because it is a coalition government formed with 6-7 political parties and the independent MLAs, however, even though there are many parties also whenever anything happens, the responsibility must straight away go to the Chief Minister because he is the leader of the Government.
On the other hand, in responding to the statement of the President of the Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC), Vincent H.Pala where he stated that the Congress will file a chargesheet against the MDA Government, the Chief Minister said that he has nothing much to say on this matter and welcomes this wish of the Congress.
Sangma said that it is truly appropriate of the Congress wants this, but at the same time he stated that he does not understand and know what is meant by this chargesheet, because as per his knowledge, a chargesheet is issued as per the laws of the CrPC or when any crime is committed.