SHILLONG, March 15: Chief Opposition in Meghalaya, United Democratic Party (UDP), on Friday exhorted that the Indian Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh should not get involved in state election.
“The PM of a country should not get involved in state election,” asserted Leader of Opposition (LO) and UDP Chief Dr Donkupar Roy while participating in the debate on Governor’s address on the second day of the Budget session of 9th Meghalaya Legislative Assembly here.
Announcing “let the contest be among equals”, he veteran leader said “the PM should avoid from campaigning in our State from now onwards”.
Notably, the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh was one amongst the star campaigners who had visited the state to campaign for the Congress party during the recent Meghalaya Assembly elections.
He also admitted that the recent election in Meghalaya was peaceful but struggled to define if it was ‘free and fair’.
He said, “I do not know how you define free and fair when people do not have confidence in the functioning of EVMs.”