Meghalaya deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong on Thursday exuded confidence that his party would win the upcoming elections to the GHADC, and cross the magic number.
“If you ask about the prospect of the NPP, I will tell you on April 14 (counting day). But we know what the required number in the Council is, and we are going to cross the magic number,” Tynsong told reporters when asked about the chances of the ruling NPP in the upcoming polls.
Allegations of misuse of funds in the GHADC are being hurled at the NPP-led Executive Committee especially by the Meghalaya BJP, which is also part and parcel of the NPP-led MDA government in the state.
Earlier, the BJP was also part of the NPP-led Executive Committee in GHADC.
Tynsong stated that the financial mismanagement in the GHADC has been there in the past terms.
“The alleged financial mismanagement in the GHADC was not only during our term (NPP). It has been there, and that’s why an inquiry by the directorate of local accounts has been instituted,” he said.
“The inquiry is directly being conducted by the Directorate of Local Accounts because it requires thorough audit and scrutiny of vouchers related to various expenditures. This takes time and they (inquiry team) are still on the job,” Tynsong said.
On being asked if anti-incumbency will affect the NPP in the upcoming elections, the NPP leader said, “I don’t think so. The people are still with us and they support our party.”