MDA seeking ECI’s nod for continuation of ongoing schemes and projects

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SHILLONG, April 16: In an attempt to make sure that the ongoing schemes and projects in Meghalaya are not affected by the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government has requested the Election Commission to allow their continuation.

“We have already written to the Election Commission and it is a normal process. We hope the EC will accept it,” Chief Minister, Conrad K Sangma informed on Tuesday.

He said the request has been made relating to certain ongoing schemes and projects that require immediate work to be done. He added that these are routine projects that have already been sanctioned and that just the procedural aspect is left.

It may be mentioned here that the model code of conduct will remain in force till election results are declared on May 23.

Elections to the two parliamentary seats of Shillong and Tura were held on April 11, along with the bye election to the Selsella Assembly seat.