Shillong, May 4: The Opposition NCP today demanded the immediate resignation of Meghalaya chief minister Mukul M. Sangma and his cabinet for what it called a “failure” to control the deteriorating law and order situation in the state, particularly in the Garo Hills region.
Lambasting the chief minister, Opposition leader Conrad K. Sangma, said, “The present situation reflects the failure of the government. This government must immediately step down as it cannot even provide security to the people.”
Asking the chief minister to “rise above petty politics” by not resorting to continuous blame game, he said, “The government is ready to take credit for even the works initiated by previous governments. However, it shies away from taking responsibility.”
The Opposition leader also demanded that the government immediately initiate a dialogue with the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) as a measure to restore normalcy in the face of the ongoing 144-hour bandh in the Garo Hills.
The other demands include providing food supplies to the people in Garo Hills and a relief package to 16 surrendered GNLA cadres who are still languishing with no alternative means of livelihood.
“We also appeal to the GNLA to call off the ongoing bandh as the people of Garo Hills are suffering,” Conrad said.
Later, he met Governor R.S. Mooshahary to apprise him of the current situation.