SHILLONG, March 02: The Governor of Meghalaya, Banwarilal Purohit has asked the United Democratic Party (UDP) to provide him with documentary proof on the allegations of scams perpetrated by the Progressive Democratic Front (PDF) led Executive Committee (EC) in the KHADC.
The Governor had asked for this proof after delegation of the UDP, led by its working president, Bindo M Lanong had submitted a petition to him at Raj Bhavan here on Thursday.
The UDP has sought his immediate intervention into what it has termed as the various scams in the KHADC which include the illegal transfer of Rs 2 crore to private bank accounts after the Council’s chief PN Syiem failed to give satisfactory reply on 9-point raised by the party.
“He (Governor) wants us to give some more documentary proofs on the nine-point raised by the party against the present executive committee (EC),” Lanong said after meeting the Governor.
He said that accordingly they have decided to submit whatever documents in their possession in order to further strengthen the charges against EC within a day or two.
“The Governor has also assured us that he would study the petition and take necessary action into the matter,” Lanong added.
The party senior leader said that the failure of the KHADC CEM to come out clear on these issues have compelled the party to take such decision of filing the petition.
“We have no other alternative but to come to the Governor who is the constitutional head for his intervention,” he said while lambasting the CEM for not keeping his word despite assuring that his reply would be submitted on February 16.
He further claimed that the delegation to the Governor was also to discount the charges by the CEM that the UDP is having a close link with the opposition Congress in the KHADC.
“Are we doing anything wrong when there are such scams in the Council? He (Syiem) should have clarified the reasons why these scams have been committed and instead he is now becoming shaky because of our petition and making unfounded charges against the UDP,” Lanong said.
“We have already maintained that we will not hesitate to withdraw our support from present coalition alliance,” he said.
He however added that the UDP will wait for the report of the House Committee which is probing the issue before making a final call on the matter.