The National People’s Youth Front (NPYF) on Thursday has questioned the motives of the Meghalaya Pradesh Youth Congress (MPYC) for demanding resignation of the Chief Minister and Home Minister. The NPYF said the Chief Minister and the Home Minister have shown nothing but maturity in handling the crisis that had crippled the State Capital for the last two weeks.
“The fact that the situation was resolved tactfully with no casualties speaks volumes of the ability of the State Government to address such a situation,” the NPYF said. NPYF expressed its gratitude to all the political parties, civil society organisation and pressure groups, the Rangbah Shnongs, Church Elders and the Women organisations for showing their keen and untiring efforts to offer suggestions, to meet the government in finding ways to restore peace and normalcy.
“This is in stark contrast to the mishandling of the situation of the then Home Minister in 2005 where nine innocent persons lost their precious lives in Williamnagar and Tura,” the NPYF pointed out.
The NPYF also slammed the Congress for its failure to improve power scenario in the state. “As for the claims by the MPYC on the erratic power cuts, it must be questioned as to why despite being in power for eight years, the previous government has not been able to show any noticeable improvement in the power infrastructure in the state. The present power minister has taken positive steps in the improving power infrastructure across the State, despite in his short tenure in the chair,” the NPYF president Thrangki W Pohshna stated in a press release.
The NPYF also said if the MPYC is curious as to why the internet and SMS services were suspended, they must demand the names and numbers of the perpetrators who were inciting trouble by spreading “fake news” across the city limits and the state.
“It was the fake news that brought on untoward incident in the state. It is not that the government willingly disabled their services but rather to protect the people of the state from fake news,” the youth wing of the NPP said.
The MPYC should be aware that shutting down of Data Services of telecom service providers is a standard operation procedure in many states across India and abroad.