By Our Reporter
SHILLONG: Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma has downplayed the threat of UDP to pull out of the Congress-led MUA government saying “the Government is stable .”
“There is no threat to the Government and whatever comments made by UDP is the internal matter of the party”, Dr Sangma told reporters on Tuesday .
According to him, whatever the UDP discusses is the internal matter of the party. “Until their thoughts are communicated to the MUA , they remain as the party’s internal matter,” the Chief Minister said.
Interpreting the UDP’s threat to come out of the coalition positively , the Chief Minister said: “This kind of posturing is itself good enough for the people to know that the State needs clear mandate for any political party to ensure stability which will insulate the Government from various pulls and pushes.”
The UDP after the Central Executive Committee meeting of the party last week hinted that it would pull out of the Government if the MUA coalition did not take initiative to improve governance.
“We want the issues raised by the party to reach its logical conclusion. But if this does not happen then the party would be compelled to take some drastic steps,” UDP spokesperson Paul Lyngdoh had said.
However, a few days later, Deputy Chief Minister Bindo M Lanong set at rest all speculations saying the party would continue to support the MUA till it finds a ‘good reason’ to quit.