SHILLONG, Jan 04: Urging the people of Mawhati constituency to show political maturity, the Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) has urged them not to re – elect their current MLA, Julius Dorphang who is currently absconding after accusations of sexual assault were leveled against him.
HSPDP MDC Teilinia Thangkhiew, who is also heading the party women’s wing said, “We appealed to the people of Mawhati constituency to teach the absconding legislator (Julius Dorphang) a lesson by not electing him anymore.”
Echoing her view, Nongstoin MLA D Jyndiang said, “Why make laws when you are breaking them.”
The legislator from Mawhati constituency, who is also supporting the ruling Congress government, was booked under section 366 (A) of the IPC and registered with section 3 (a)/4 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) and under section 5 of the Immoral Trafficking Prevention Act (ITPA).
“The state government should institute an independent inquiry into the case to ensure such incidents do not occur in the near future,” HSPDP secretary and Mawshynrut MLA Witting Mawsor said here on Wednesday.
He said the party also strongly condemned the incident at Marvellene Inn owned by the Home Minister HDR Lyngdoh’s family and also demanded for his stepping down.
“We support the demand for his removal from the cabinet to pave way for a free and fair investigation,” Mawsor said.