Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong lashed out at members of the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) for criticising NPP in the run-up to the Assembly election.
“They allege that the NPP has left them in the lurch besides making various other charges”, Tynsong said, while addressing an election rally in Mawlyngot, Mawkynrew subdivision of East Khasi Hills District.
The comments come at an election rally for Kansing Lyngshiang, who is contesting the critical Mawkynrew constituency.
Tynsong added that the NPP has stood by coalition partners, and trained them in governance, since the 2018 alliance uprooted the decades-long dominance of Congress in the state.
“We even had to teach Ministers from small parties who were together in our coalition how to sign a file”.
On criticism that the chief minister fumbled the border dispute with Assam, Tynsong argued that, at the time, all alliance partners were privy to the dealings with Himanta Biswa Sarma’s team, including the agreement for resolution.
He accused alliance partners of being two-faced, stating that the Cabinet did not raise any objections to the border resolution talks between the governments of Assam and Meghalaya.
He further alleged that the legislators of the NPP partners had congratulated Conrad Sangma, Chief Minister, upon the conclusion of the border talks.