National People’s Party (NPP) leader and Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong today declined to say whether he would want the CM’s chair or not.
After filing his nomination papers for the Pynursla seat ahead of the February 27 Assembly election, Tynsong refused to comment on whether he would contest for the post of CM.
However, when asked if that meant that he was not interested in the chair, he replied, “Did I say that? I said we are in the middle of the bridge; let us first cross the bridge and, once that is done, you will see and we will inform you accordingly.”
On the speculation that the United Democratic Party (UDP), which was the NPP’s ally over the past five years are in talks with the Trinamool Congress (TMC) about forming the next government together, Tynsong confidently predicted that the NPP would win an outright majority.
On the decision of leader of the opposition Dr Mukul Sangma to contest two seats, Tynsong said that, in his personal opinion, Dr Sangma had done the same thing in 2018 and if he continues with this, both constituencies will no longer have faith in him.
On the non-functionality of the Pynursla civil sub-division, as was alleged by his Congress competitor, Nehru Suting, yesterday, he defended himself and his government by saying, “We just got the sanction and work has just started. We will wait maybe for one or two years. Once the administration is completed, everything will be shifted to the Pynursla civil sub-division.”
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