Meghalaya CM terms Congress walk-out episode as ‘insult’ to Guv’s chair

Meghalaya CM terms Congress walk-out episode as ‘insult’ to Guv’s chair


SHILLONG, March 8, 2019: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Friday termed the Congress' decision to boycott the Governor's ceremonial address on the first day of the Budget Session as 'inappropriate' and an 'insult' to the Chair.

"But being absent or boycotting a ceremonial process, which has never been done before and I think this is the first time, was inappropriate," Conrad told media persons here today.

It may be mentioned that the Opposition Congress today staged a walk-out during the Governor's address over the latter's controversial remark on Kashmiri post the Pulwama terror attack last month.

Reacting to the walk-out staged by the Congress, the Chief Minister said "Well, I think it is not correct. We might have differences of opinion with the Governor in whatever personal points or tweets that he had done, but I think this is about the chair and the ceremonial process that takes place every year and it is 'literally' an insult to the chair of the Governor."

Terming the act as 'unfortunate', Conrad said that it is not appropriate and good that the opposition has acted in this way. "You could be disagreeing with a certain individual's comment but here, it's not about Tathagata Roy but its about the Governor of Meghalaya," added.

While refusing to comment on the recent controversial post tweeted by Meghalaya Governor, Tathagata Roy, Conrad said that the tweet went out from his personal account and not from the Governor's official handle.

"So I am not commenting on what he said as an individual and neither am I here to argue about whether it is correct," he said. 

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