The objectionable words used inside the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly during a debate by Gambegre MLA Saleng Sangma of the NCP against Congress MLA Zenith Sangma, has disturbed the latter’s son who said it was ‘distasteful’ for every sound man.
Changkam Sangma, who witnessed the heated argument between the two members of the Assembly, which also involves his father, in a statement issued to the media today said the incident was unfortunate.
“It was something which was very disturbing, unexpected, and very personal to me as it involves my father. I’m deeply hurt to see someone who I’ve always respected, using swears and slangs in the house against my father without any provocation,” Changkam said.
He said that though he is used to all kinds of criticisms against his father that is also normal in politics, Changkam said, “But whatever the MLA from Gambegre Mr. Saleng Sangma did is very unacceptable, and very personal to me in nature. It is very unfortunate that he does not understand the very quintessence of debate.”
“What would his son or a daughter feel if he was insulted in the same way by someone else? Does he not have any sense of humanity or respect? What kind of example is he giving to us, to the youths? This is something which I cannot forget, and the history will never forgive. I’m not expecting any kind of apology, but I really hope he realises what he did was wrong. To every sound man it is very distasteful,” the MLA’s son added.
On Wednesday, the Assembly session witnessed a heated debate on the subject of law and order between the two MLAs. The Gambegre MLA had uttered un-parliamentarian phrases while banging the table demanding that he too was has the privilege to speak.