Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong has come down on some ministers in the MDA government for questioning the recent review meeting convened by Assembly Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh to discuss the Covid-19 situation in the State.
Defending the review meeting called by the Speaker to discuss the pandemic and the State’s preparedness, Tynsong said that the remarks made by some ministers against the Speaker were not in good taste.
“Instead of making such comments in the media, those ministers should have come and discussed with me as a minister of parliamentary affairs so that I could clarify to them about the purpose of the meeting called by the Speaker,” Tynsong said.
“The Speaker did not interfere in any manner with the functioning of the government. To say that the convening of the meeting is interference by the Speaker is not at all acceptable,” Tynsong added.
The deputy chief minister said that the recent review meeting was called by the Speaker after due consultations with Chief Minister Conrad Sangma and leader of opposition Dr. Mukul Sangma.
Stating that four similar meetings have been convened by the Speaker in the recent past to discuss on the Covid-19 issue, Tynsong said that even the opposition Congress MLAs had attended those meetings and gave their valuable suggestions.