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No confidence motion against Govt on Nov 11

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Shillong, Nov 10: Meghalaya Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh today admitted the “no-confidence motion” moved by the opposition against the Government. Lyngdoh informed that he would allot time on November 11 at 11 am for the discussion.

Yesterday opposition parties had decided to move a no confidence motion against the ruling Government on the floor of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly.

“During this session, the opposition will table a motion expressing its want of confidence in the council of ministers led by the incumbent Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma in view of the failure of the government in all fronts particularly the failure to protect the interest of the state,” said the leader of opposition Dr. Mukul Sangma here on Monday.

Dr Sangma said that the government is seen to be completely insensitive and trying to shy away from its responsibility. “The House is the best platform where issues can be appropriately flagged before the government, draw the attention of the members of the august house and see how the house collectively look at the interest of the state as the priority and how the interest of the state supersedes everything,” he added.

Dr Sangma told the media that the motion will be taken up on Tuesday, however, it will depend on the wisdom of the Speaker, whether the motion can be taken up immediately or subsequently.

When asked, if the opposition is making an attempt to topple the government, Dr. Sangma said, “The opposition does not predict because what happens in the house cannot be taken for granted in advance”.

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