Shillong, March 04: The National President of the National People’s Party (NPP) Conrad K Sangma on Saturday said that it is very unfortunate to see people protesting by burning effigy of the two elected MLAs of the HSPDP and stating that the state of Meghalaya is a state which respect the mandate of the people.
“It is very unfortunate that this kind of incident has happened in fact it is very sad also to see this is the kind of behaviour we are seeing in which Meghalaya have never seen before”, said Conrad K Sangma.
It can be seen that after the 2 MLAs from the HSPDP aligned themselves with the NPP to form government, a group of unidentified miscreants set the office of the MLA Methodius Dkhar on fire which is situated at Laitumkhrah on Friday evening.
Sangma also stated that it is through the people’s mandate that a government will be formed. “Now coming out and creating this kind of violence has not been seen in Meghalaya and I am sure the people are not with this kind of behaviour that we have seen, and this is completely unacceptable”, said Conrad Sangma
“Meghalaya has always believe in Democracy, we have always accept the Mandate of the people and this election has given the mandate. People have elected their representatives and based on a democratic process this government is being formed”, he added.
“…Now coming out and creating this kind of violence has never been seen in Meghalaya and I am sure the people of Meghalaya are not with this kind of behaviour that we are seeing and this is completely unacceptable”, further added Conrad.
Conrad Sangma, who is also the (Caretaker) Chief Minister of the State, stated that the government will take all necessary steps to ensure that no tragedy occurs and also clarified that the government did not give authorisation to conduct such activities as these activities are always an event which is conducted by one or two individuals.
“All areas were protest being held have been denied permission; the election is over, mandate has been given and this is not the time to have rallies about all these things. It is a clear indication that this kind of activities taken place by these individuals is at a personal level”, added Conrad.
With regards to the demand for a Khasi Chief Minister, the President of the NPP mentioned that within a democracy it has always been the decision of the public and there are certain rules to be followed to be instate as a Chief Minister and added that in a democracy it is the public decision to be taken into consideration.