Shillong: Amid threats to withdraw its support to the NPP-led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government over mishandling of funds in the two Autonomous District Councils, Meghalaya BJP chief Ernest Mawrie has reiterated their demand for a CBI probe.
“We have clearly stated we want CBI enquiry and we have already approached the concern ministry,” said Mawrie.
When asked if the chief minister Conrad Sangma response was not enough since Sangma has assured to look into the issue and take appropriate action. Mawrie stated, “As the chief minister he has got his own decision and I am not opposing it but our demand for CBI enquiry stays.”
“These are not baseless allegations they are backed with RTI findings and it amounts to crore of rupees. We have zero tolerance against corruption,” added Mawrie.
The BJP chief also clarified that all the decisions of the State BJP is being done in due consultation with the Central leadership and everyone from the party, including the MLAs have to abide with the decision of the party.
Concerning withdrawing its support from the coalition, Mawrie said that they have already pulled out from one of the Autonomous Council and as far as the MDA coalition is concerned they will wait and watch.
It is to be mentioned that on September 8, the Meghalaya BJP alliance partner of the Conrand Sangma lead National Peoples party levelled serious corruption charges against the NPP-led Executive Committee, alleging misuse of funds from the Special Assistance Grant Scheme. State BJP had said that there was a need to highlight the corruption going on in the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council and the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council.
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