SHILLONG: The dramatic and unexpected resignation of Home Minister Roshan Warjri owning moral responsibility for the escalating law and order situation in the state has provided the Opposition saucy fodder for targeting Chief Minister Mukul Sangma.
On Friday, the Opposition leader Donkupar Roy seized the opportunity to slam the Chief Minister over the worsening militant activities in Garo Hills which resulted in the resignation of Home Minister from the cabinet.
Roy asserted that it is the Chief Minister who should take the responsibility for Garo Hills situation rather than the Home Minister.
Stating that the law and order situation in Garo Hills is deplorable, Roy maintained that the State Government has failed to contain the situation.
According to Roy, the State Government has a collective responsibly for the law and order situation and it is the failure of the whole Government and not only that of the Home department.
He, however, believes that the Garo Hills law and order situation may not be the only reason for the resignation of the Home minister.
“In my view the state government has to take the collective responsibility and I did not see the failure of one department alone. In this case, it is the failure of the government and the right person to take the moral responsibility is the Chief Minister,” Roy asserted.
According to the Opposition Leader, being the leader of the Government, the Chief Minister who hails from Garo Hills should shoulder the responsibility.
Asked whether the Chief Minister should quit instead of Warjri, Roy said, “The Chief Minster should take the responsibility and if the CM feels that he should resign, then he should do so”.
To a question on why the Home Minister, who has not been accused of anything, has to quit taking moral responsibility for the mess, Roy said that most of the times, “ministers continue to be in office as long as the Chief Minister wants them to continue.”