Social Welfare Minister Kyrmen Shylla said today that the people of the state will have their say on the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance government in the 2023 election.
He was speaking in response to a statement by senior Congress legislator Ampareen Lyngdoh, who said earlier this week that the coalition government had not done enough for the people in two and a half years in charge.
“We have done whatever we could as a government but it is not always possible for any government to meet whatever the people expect because, had this been the case, then a government would never change,” Shylla told Highland Post.
The minister said that many initiatives of the present and previous governments could not be implemented due to the scarcity of funds or other factors.
“We cannot say that we have done all that the public wants but we are trying and we are not sitting idle. By the end of five years we will tell the public what we have done and what we have not done,” he said adding that it is not wise to judge the government now.
Lyngdoh had said that Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma had recently gone to New Delhi but did not take up the issues of the Inner Line Permit, Eighth Schedule, restoring the 90:10 ratio of centrally sponsored schemes or the receipt deficit in Meghalaya’s share of GST revenue with the Centre.