SHILLONG, Jan 04: In the wake of reports of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) booking the incumbent PWD Minister, Ampareen Lyngdoh in the 2008-09 education scam, the then Education Minister, on Thursday felt that the development is a calculative move considering the upcoming 2018 Assembly Elections next month.
The CBI had booked Lyngdoh and the state’s Additional Chief Secretary PS Thangkhiew over the alleged manipulation of score sheets in the recruitment of teachers in 2008-09.
Reacting to this, Lyngdoh said that she had never been interrogated in this case before and that she is open to any kind of interrogation as she wants the truth to come out.
She further reiterated that she had never given any order to anyone to manipulate any score sheets.
Asked if there is any political ploy behind the move, Lyngdoh said that she will have to wait and watch and with the election air it could be very well be a calculated move.
Meanwhile, social activist Agnes Kharshiing who is spearheading the case said, “It was due and it took such a long time. It is a long drawn battle and we just hope that there is no political gimmick before the other party leaders come and the case goes slow again”.
Kharshiing also said that many of those whose names had featured and now are in the BJP should also be booked as the law is equal for everyone.
State BJP General Secretary, Bashai Khongwir meanwhile said that the guilty should be booked and that the law should take its own course.