SHILLONG, Oct 16: In the backdrop of a Supreme Court ruling which had declared the post of Parliamentary Secretary as ‘unconstitutional’, a resident of West Jaintia Hills (WJH) district has sought the immediate disqualification of 17 legislators who are holding these posts in the state.
SHILLONG, Oct 16: The saffron brigade has stated that there is a leadership crisis in all the political parties of Meghalaya except the BJP and has attributed this to the recent shifting of allegiance of legislators and workers of several political parties.
Stating that there is a leadership crisis in all political parties except BJP, media convener spokesperson and panelist of the BJP Assam Pradesh Rupam Goswami said this is the reason why the legislators from other political parties are joining the saffron brigade.
NEW DELHI, Oct 16 (IANS): With Assembly elections scheduled in Meghalaya nest year, Chief Minister Dr. Mukul Sangma on Monday said his state will not see a repetition of Manipur and Goa, states where the BJP assumed power this year.
“Politicians are lining up along with BJP because they think that maybe something which has happened in Manipur and Goa would be repeated there,” Dr. Sangma told reporters on the sidelines of an event here. “It is not going to happen in Meghalaya.”
TURA, Oct 15: For 30 year old Aarti (name changed), the past 12 years has been a struggle to keep living and breathing. Her marriage to her husband came after courtship of a few years after which they eloped in the hope of a better future together. But everything changed after just a few months of marriage to her beloved.
“I had dreamt of a life together with my husband and the first few months went very well as we were living in Tura but separately from both my parents and his. However his mother insisted on us living together and that is when trouble started. We moved in to the house and my life became hell,” said Aarti.
SHILLONG, Oct 16: The legislators who have deserted the Congress party and are joining other political parties are ‘self serving politicians’ according to Congress minister, RV Lyngdoh.
Pointing out that an MLA can serve the people and the state even if the party they belong to is not in power, Lyngdoh said, “Self-serving politicians and are not here to serve the state and are afraid that if the Congress won’t be in power they won’t not get to enjoy the perks.”
SHILLONG, 16: This year’s edition of the 18 Degrees Festival is giving the talented youth of the state a platform to showcase this talent through a 6 – day event which was inaugurated hereby Arts & Culture Minister, Ronnie V Lyngdoh on Monday.
Speaking on the occasion, Lyngdoh said that the festival is in line with the vision of the Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma to tap into the talents of the youth.
DARJEELING, Oct 15 (IANS): As many as four houses were destroyed in a deadly fire in Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung’s neighbourhood in Darjeeling’s Patlebas, police said on Sunday.
“Gurung’s house and the party office were not destroyed in the fire. The fire engulfed five houses opposite Gurung’s residence,” said Inspector General of Police, Darjeeling, Manoj Verma.
The gutted residences belonged to Gurung’s supporters Dinesh Thing, Rajesh Thing, Prabin Subba, and Amit Chand.
Police said the fire broke out around midnight on Saturday and was brought under control around 3 a.m., adding the cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained.