Meghalaya opposition grouping to move no confidence motion against Speaker

Shillong, Sep 2 (IANS) The opposition Meghalaya People’s Front said on Friday it has served a no-confidence motion against Speaker Abu Taher Mondal, as he had failed in his post.

This motion – the second – against Mondal is likely to be taken in upcoming assembly session scheduled to be held from September 9. On March 25, 2015, Mondal had survived the no-confidence motion.

“He (Mondal) has failed miserably as the head of the legislature to ensure that the legislative pillar of democracy is a vibrant strong, effective and productive institution,” Opposition Chief Whip James Sangma told IANS.

“The fact that Meghalaya has been constantly facing so many problems in terms of law and order particularly crime against women and children, fiscal mismanagement which has resulted in the financial crisis that the state is facing and many other issues,” he added.

In the 60-member assembly, the ruling Meghalaya United Alliance comprises 30 Congress members, two of the Nationalist Congress Party and 11 Independents.

The MPF comprises eight United Democratic Party legislator and two from Nationalist People’s Party.

The Hill State People’s Democratic Party, which has four members and two Independents also oppose the government but are not part of the MPF.

–IANS

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