TURA, Aug 09: The Association for Democracy and Empowerment (ADE) Tura has come out opposing the alleged issuance of pattas within the town of Tura to quite a few non Garos, in contravention of the Meghalaya Land Transfer Act by the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC).
“From reliable sources we have come to know that land pattas have been allocated by the GHADC to 14 people namely, Swapan Rishi, Arun Rishi, Otish Rishi, Govinda Rishi, Lal Mohan Rishi, Jumbura Rishi, Nironjon Rishi, Amarswer Rishi, Siben Rishi, Gogal Rishi, Sudangshu Rishi, Dilu Rishi, Mongol Rishi,” said president of the NGO, Dalseng B Ch Momin on Wednesday.
SHILLONG, Aug 09: With political parties revving for the 2018 Assembly polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is all set to shift into top gear by getting Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit Meghalaya as a part of their electoral campaign.
“We will try to bring the Prime Minister to campaign in Meghalaya since this will be a huge boost for the prospects of the party in the upcoming election in the State,” BJP national spokesperson, Nalin Kohli said on Wednesday.
Shillong, Aug 09 (IANS): Congress leader and Meghalaya's Urban Affairs Minister, Ronnie V. Lyngdoh, on Wednesday expressed doubt that the BJP would win even a single seat in the assembly elections next year.
The veteran Congress leader was reacting to BJP national spokesperson Nalin Kohli who claimed that a non-Congress government will be formed in Meghalaya after the assembly elections.
SHILLONG, Aug 08: The recent reshuffling of Cabinet Ministers that the Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma put into effect is an indication of the ‘shaky’ position of the Congress party in Meghalaya according to BJP national spokesperson, Nalin Kohli.
“If a cabinet reshuffle is required to be done with only six months to the election, it speaks volumes about how shaky things must be within the Congress party,” Kohli said at the sidelines of a meeting chaired by the BJP national general secretary (organization) Ramlal here.
TURA, Aug 09: The Achik Youth Council (AYC) has came down heavily on MLAs of Garo Hills as well as PWD authorities after an overturned truck blocked the entire NH 51 en route to Dalu from Tura leaving a huge number of passengers stranded.
“We condemn the authorities for neglect shown towards Garo Hills based NH roads. The ministers of the state and the MLAs seemingly can’t see the present situation and the bad condition of the NH-51 and 62 roads because they are enjoying in the state capital, Shillong. There is no interest on Garo Hills based NHs and other PWD roads of Garo Hills,” said AYC president, Dimseng Marak on Wednesday.
SHILLONG, Aug 08: Claiming that it is in possession of proof of misappropriation of funds under the Special Rural Works Programme, the Confederation of Ri Bhoi People (CORP) has threatened to publically release these documents which will implicate Congress legislator representing Umroi in the State Assembly, Ngaitlang Dhar in allegedly misusing Rs. 2 crores.
SHILLONG, Aug 08: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has accused Meghalaya Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma of failing to utilize the central funds for the development of the state and repairing or building the wooden bridges in Garo Hills in particular.
“The Chief Minister should explain to the people as to why the State Government has not used the central funds to repair the wooden bridges in Garo Hills despite being the Chief Minister for so long,” said BJP Meghalaya in charge and National Spokesperson, Nalin Kohli who is on a three day visit to the state and accompanied by BJP National General Secretary (Organisation) Ramlal.