MDA meet soon to discuss resolution moved by Congress seeking removal of speaker

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The ruling Meghalaya Democratic Alliance will soon meet to discuss on the resolution moved by the opposition Congress seeking the removal of the Assembly Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh.

According to Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) leader and cabinet minister Renikton Lyngdoh Tongkhar, the MDA meeting is likely to happen within this week.

“Since the resolution is there, we should meet as an MDA to discuss this matter and to be together as an alliance,” Tongkhar told reporters.

Asked, the HSPDP leader said that democratically speaking anybody can take up any issue but the thing is that the opposition has to prove majority on the floor of the House.

Stating that he finds the incumbent Speaker very capable, he said, “He (Metbah) has been ensuring equal rights to everybody in the floor of the House…I personally don’t see that there is a requirement to change the Speaker at this point of time.”

“I don’t know on what basis our Congress friends felt the need to replace the Speaker, otherwise according to me I find that he is very much capable and a very good person as a Speaker,” Tongkhar added.