Shillong Apr 16: Chief Minister, Conrad K. Sangma said that the MDA government will continue to work even if there is a change of guard at the Centre.
The Chief Minister also maintained that the Citizenship Amendment Bill has been a concern of every single citizen of the North East and the country as a whole.
“We are very clear that for us, the MDA government will continue. Whatever happens in Delhi is something which the people of this country will decide. But I think the way we have started and how we are doing our work, we will continue to do our work. In the same way, but let us wait for the results and once it comes out, only then we will come to know on what really is going to happen. Let us wait for May 23,” he said.
The MDA government led by the NPP is being supported by the UDP, PDF, HSPDP, BJP, NCP and Independents.
Asked if the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) will affect the MDA in this Lok Sabha election, the Chief Minister said, “the CAB has been a concern of every single citizen of the North East and the country as a whole. There is no doubt that CAB is an issue, and the people are concerned about it. I am sure this will be an issue that people must have thought off during the campaign and also during the voting, and that is the reason why all political parties mentioned about the CAB.”
He said that the MDA has been maintaining from day one that he MDA government has been vehemently opposing the CAB and the first one to oppose it in the cabinet.
“Those issues are there and we made sure that the people came to know from the government side and its stand,” he said.
On the BJP’s move to enact the CAB, he said that their stand remained the same even now.
“We have also been very clear on our stand that we will do whatever it takes to protect the interest of our people and our state. Even when this issue came up in Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha, we were very clear when it comes to the interest of our people and that is what matters to us the most,” he said.