SHILLONG | May 12, 2019:
Former Meghalaya Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Sangma said that there are strong indications that there will be a hung Parliament after the elections.
“The new Government at the Centre will be formed by all the secular forces, which will come together to lead the nation further. We will witness much more coherent society in the days to come and the kind of sense of insecurity and sense of unpredictability that preceded in the preceding five years will be the things of the past,” former Chief Minister, who is also the leader of opposition told reporters here today.
When asked about predictions that the future Prime Minister, will not be from the Congress, he said that there will be a conscious decision taken by leaders of all parties after May 23.
“The leaders will demonstrate their respective wisdom as to what would be the future which needs to be taken, keeping in mind the larger good and interest of the people of the nation. The Congress leadership has been very clear that the party’s intention is not to look at position of power. The party is looking at a future which will not be a continuity of the last five years,” the Leader of Opposition stated.
Meanwhile, former Chief Minister expressed confident that the Congress will win both the seats in Meghalaya.
“I would be happier if the voting percentage in constituencies falling under Shillong Parliamentary seat would have been higher. It is really sad to see that there are areas which recorded a voting percentage of below 50 percent. The urban constituencies even recorded a voting percentage of only 44 percent. We must understand that we are equally responsible for the future of the nation,” he said.
The leader of opposition, however, said that it is encouraging to see a huge voters’ turnout respect to the Tura Parliamentary seat. According to him, there is one area which recorded a voting percentage of nearly 93 percent. “I hope that in future people in large number will come out to vote,” he said.
Meanwhile, former Chief Minister said that this is for the first time that there are doubts over the manner that the elections is being conducted.
“Never in the past had anyone doubted the credibility of the Election Commission of India. The people, who are in power, want to infringe and dilute the role of the institution as far as autonomy and independence is concern,” Leader of Opposition added.