Its upto coalition partners to decide on whether to pull out MDA Govt: Congress

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Clarifying he is never part of any toppling game,  Leader of Opposition Mukul Sangma on Tuesday said it is up to the coalition partners to decide on whether to pull out of the National People Party-led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance government.

 

“We are responsible leaders. If they (coalition partners) are equally responsible to save the state and the people, it is their job (to pull out of the government), I don’t have to coach them,” Sangma told reporters.

 

He was reacting to a query if the opposition would approach the MDA coalition partners in view of the alleged failure of the present government to tackle the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic among other issues that are confronting the state.

 

Stating that the sense of responsibility lies with the coalition partners, Mukul however said that he is not so keen in toppling the government.

 

“You have seen Dr Mukul not engaging in toppling games in the past also. We only go by when responsibility vested on us will shoulder the responsibility with utmost sincerity and we will try with utmost humility we have tried. It may not be possible for us to give the best or give the maximum but we have tried,” he said.

 

“Because when we are in the government, there are always some pulls and pushes, there are certain constraints, there are certain limitations, there is politicking, your chair is shaky…

 

I have worked even when my chair was shaky. I have to hold the chair with one hand and work with another hand for 8 years,” Mukul added.