United Democratic Party (UDP) president Metbah Lyngdoh said no situation has arisen that may pose a threat to the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government in the House in the upcoming Assembly budget session.
A meeting of the Business Advisory Committee of the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly on Monday chaired by Lyngdoh, who is also the Assembly Speaker, approved the calendar for the budget session.
The budget session with 10 working days will begin with the address by Meghalaya governor Tathagata Roy on March 10.
Seven days have been allotted for government business and three days for private member’s business.
The session will conclude on March 26.
Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma, who also holds the finance portfolio, will present the state’s budget on March 18, and it will be passed on March 26.
When asked if there is any threat to the MDA government in the House, Lyngdoh, who is the leader of the UDP Legislature Party said, in any coalition government, some misunderstanding is bound to happen, but through discussion any problem is solved.
“I don’t see any threat to the government. Partners of the coalition government are united though some misunderstanding may be there which you cannot escape in any coalition. However though discussion, we resolve any misunderstanding together,” Lyngdoh said.
Earlier, there was some bickering within the MDA over the demand to reshuffle the portfolios held by minister James K Sangma by taking away the home (police) portfolio from him in view of the failure of the police department to stop the alleged illegal transportation of coal.
Chief minister Conrad K Sangma had reshuffled the portfolios and gave the home (police) to Lahkmen Rymbui who is also looking after education.