Shillong, Nov 11: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Wednesday gave the opposition left, right and centre on their allegations that the government has failed to deliver during the discussion on the floor of the House.
The opposition had called for a ‘no confidence motion’ against the government.
Even after day long discussion the opposition refused to withdraw the motion and Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh had to call the House to vote, wherein the ruling party with 41 members voted against the motion.
Leader of Opposition Dr. Mukul M. Sangma and others participate in the discussion, wherein they tried to push the government by levelling allegations of failure to deliver to the expectations of the people.
However, after giving a patient hearing to all the allegations, Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma call on the shots ‘ball by ball’ by giving out facts on the performance of the government.
“Opposition is trying to connect different dots and trying to create a narrative… creating story is simple… but opposition leader is well aware of the way a government functions,” Chief Minister asserted, while giving details of different development works initiated by the government to accelerate growth and development.
“Through externally aided projects, several roads in the State, which were neglected for years have been taken up across the State amounting to over 1000 cr,” Conrad informed, while making an announcement in the house that 145 cr Babadam – Dadenggre – Phulbari road is being built.
He also informed that several critical roads along the border areas of the State like Balat – Rinku, which remained neglected for over 30 years is being built by the current government. He further told the House that 1000 times increase of funds have been sanctioned for PMGSY roads amounting to nearly 2000 cr.
“During the earlier government about 52 cr was sanctioned by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs. However, during the last two years, our government has received more than 212 cr. We have been able to mobilise funds from different ministries to initiate welfare and development of the State,” he asserted, as members of the ruling made a thunderous applause.
He also told the House that the previous government was not able to move things, while now they are trying to unnecessarily criticise the government.
Suggesting the opposition to play a constructive role, he informed the House that by 2022, the new assembly building will be completed and the budget session will be from the new assembly.
Watch the snippets from Meghalaya Assembly Channel.