Suspended CLP leader Ampareen Lyngdoh, on December 5, said politicians of the state should not indulge in politicizing the unfortunate events that have occurred in the state as it is incorrect to do so.
“As leaders of the state we must be responsible,” she said while responding to a query relating to the recent killing of six persons that include five Khasi villagers and an Assam official in a firing by Assam police at Mukroh village in West Jaintia Hills District.
Stating that they are waiting for the formal report into the incident, Lyngdoh said, “I do not conform to any political party attempting to take mileage from the loss of innocent lives. We will study the matter once the report has been made official.”
“As has already been discussed, any issue that arises in the state of Meghalaya because of a failure of any part of governance should be together and jointly shared by all political parties involved in the governance in the state of Meghalaya,” she said.
Reminding that the five suspended Congress MLAs are also part of the NPP-led MDA government, Lyngdoh said, “We cannot at any point of time isolate or insulate ourselves from responsible governance so it depends on what the media is seeking us to clarify on. As far as the Mukroh incident is concerned we will await the formal submission of the report and enquiry on the entire matter.”
“It would be preemptive on our part to try and decipher what went wrong, what was the reason, who took the first move, why did it happen and why was there usage of arms in that incident, we will not be able to respond to any query until and unless we have the entire matter before us,” she further stated.