UDP slams Cong-led government on MLAs dual post issue

first_imgShillong, Feb 27 (PTI) Opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) today slammed the Congress-led state government for its alleged “inconsistent stand” on the issue related to holding of dual posts by MLAs and MDCs.”We regret the inconsistent stand of the government on the holding of dual posts by MLAs and MDCs,” UDP senior working president Bindo M Lanong told reporters while spelling out the resolutions adopted by general council meeting held here.According to UDP, if a post of MDC is declared as “not an office of profit”, this will surely tantamount to misleading the state assembly and the people of the state by the present government.Earlier, as many as seven legislators had resigned as MDCs of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) and the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC) in view of the passing of the Prevention of Disqualification (Members of Legislative Assembly, Meghalaya) (Amendment) Act, 2015 last year.However, KHADC chief Pynshngainlang Syiem is the lone legislator who refused to relinquish his dual posts as a mark of protest against the state government.Lanong said, “Now the question is what will happen in the case of KHADC chief P N Syiem because in his case, the state government had clarified that he can continue with the two offices at the same time.”According to him, if this is the case what will be the fate of the members who have relinquished their posts as MDC?”Will the state government revoke its earlier order because at the behest of the Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, these MLAs have resigned as MDCs,” he asked. PTI JOP SUS SMNadvertisementlast_img

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