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BJP Threatens to Pull Out of NPP-led Govt in Meghalaya Over Corruption Allegations, Demands CBI Inquiry

The BJP Wednesday threatened to pull out of the National People’s Party-led authorities in Meghalaya over alleged corrupt practices in the implementation of the multi-crore particular assistant grant to the tribal autonomous councils right here. The occasion, which can also be half of the ruling Meghalaya Democratic Alliance, has additionally demanded a CBI inquiry into what it alleged is a rip-off in the implementation of the SAG funds.

“It is very unfortunate that the SAG funds meant for the development of areas under the two ADCs – Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) and Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC) – have been misused by the ruling party i.e. the NPP. There is blatant corruption in the two ADCs,” BJP state president Ernest Mawrie mentioned. “We demand that the NPP executive committees in these two ADCs stop such activities else we may consider options of pulling out of the coalition,” he mentioned.

BJP, he mentioned, favours an inquiry by CBI into their regularities and corrupt practices. According to the state BJP chief over Rs 20 crore of SAG improvement fund have been diverted for cost of salaries of staff in JHADC violating the rules.

In GHADC a documentary challenge costing Rs 5.82 crore was allotted with none tender or bidding for supplying of info, schooling and communication (IEC) supplies to the Council, he mentioned. The work for the IEC challenge was handed over to a relative of the spouse of Power Minister James P Ok Sangma and is being carried out by an officer connected to the chief minister’s workplace, Maurie claimed.

“In the sunshine of these irregularities and misuse of the SAG funds, I’ve already written to the Centre for instituting a CBI inquiry into the entire challenge and to punish the culprits as per legislation, the BJP chief right here mentioned. Of the Rs 1,000 crore sanctioned by the Centre to ADCs in the Northeast area throughout 2015-16, the KHADC has acquired Rs 133.12 crore whereas GHADC and JHADC with Rs 100.71 crore and Rs 33.57 crore respectively.

Besides, the Centre had launched SAG funds of Rs 34.87 crore to KHADC, 31.40 crore to GHADC and Rs 11.62 crore to JHADC in March final 12 months. It could be very unlucky that the SAG funds meant for the event of areas underneath the 2 ADCs have been misused by the ruling occasion, ie the NPP, Mawrie mentioned.

The BJP chief has additionally slammed the NPP and its predominant ally the – United Democratic Party (UDP) for sidelining the saffron occasion’s MDCs in the 2 ADCs. The BJP has three MDCsin JHADC and seven MDCs in GHADC. It can also be unhappy that inspite of the truth that we’re half of the MDA authorities, our MDCs in these two ADCs have been made to sit in the opposition bench, he mentioned.

In JHADC, the SAG funds are being transferred immediately to the financial institution accounts of the elected members supporting the NPP, which leads the committee, he claimed. The ruling MDA constitutes NPP, United Democratic Party, Peoples Democratic Front, BJP, Hill State Peoples Democratic occasion, NCP and three Independents.

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