Meghalaya: MDA allies decide to wait for probe report over James Sangma's removal
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Shillong: The constituents of the ruling Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) on Friday decided to wait for the final report of the inquiry committee constituted by Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma to probe into the alleged corruption charges against power minister James Sangma.

The decision was arrived at following a meeting of the heads of all the constituents of MDA in Shillong on Friday afternoon to discuss the removal of power minister James Sangma, among other issues.

Speaking with media persons after the meeting, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president Ernest Mawrie said that all the constituent heads gave their opinion on the matter to CM Conrad K Sangma, who is also the chairman and convener of the ruling alliance.

“The CM gave a timeline of three months to table the report of the inquiry committee in the public domain,” said Mawrie.

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When asked if BJP demands the removal of James Sangma, he said that they would leave that to the wisdom of the chief minister.

Similarly, independent MLA Lambor Malngiang said that they would wait for the report and wouldn’t want to comment on his removal at this juncture.

According to party leaders, discussions were held on issues like the CAG report on the Saubhagya Scheme, Meghalaya-Assam boundary dispute, rice scam, and those related to the power department.

“Whoever is found guilty in the inquiry committee’s report should be punished and not be spared,” said Malngiang.

Concerning the boundary issue, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said he will be having an informal meeting with his Assam counterpart Himanta Biswa Sarma.

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