SHILLONG, Nov 12: Welcoming the landmark judgment of the Meghalaya High Court in the case of recruitment of Assistant Teachers, Thma U Rangli Juki (TUR) has demanded that all the politicians named in the CBI report should resign immediately from their respective posts and all the political parties refrain from giving these politicians tickets in the coming election till they are cleared of the serious charges of nepotism and corruption.
It is to be noted that the CBI report does not only name Congress Minister Ampareen Lyngdoh but also stated that white fluid was applied to fulfill the recommendations of 19 other politicians - politicians who now span the entire spectrum of Meghalaya’s politics - Congress, BJP, Independent, NPP, UDP.
“Corruption cuts across party lines in Meghalaya. Most of the Parties are tainted by this scam. This decision by the High Court in the Education/White Ink scam bared the deep seated corruption and nepotism which lies at the heart of governance in Meghalaya,” Angela Rangad of TUR said in a press statement issued here on Sunday.
According to TUR the CBI report includes the names of Prestone Tynsong of NPP, J.A. Lyngdoh of BJP then UDP, Don Kupar Massar, Remington Pyngrope of UDP, R. C. Laloo of Congress among others.
“It is not surprising therefore that most of the parties like NPP and BJP have been pretty quiet on this judgment. TUR appeals to the citizens to challenge this endemic corrupt system of Nepotism perpetuated by the politico-bureaucratic class of Meghalaya,” Rangad underlined in her statement.