Coal Mining In Meghalaya: NPP hits back at TMC leader Mukul Sangma’s allegations
First Published: 19th January, 2022 9:21 IST
The Meghalaya State Government has dismissed all charges of TMC leader and former Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on rampant illegal coal mining. Briefing media persons, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong
The Meghalaya State Government has dismissed all charges of TMC leader and former Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on rampant illegal coal mining. Briefing media persons, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said the government can’t be held responsible for all crimes in the state.
Tynsong added that instructions have been given to all Deputy Commissioners and SPs to crackdown on illegal coal mining and that it was inappropriate for anyone to say that the Government was hand in gloves with the miners.
The deputy chief minister’s statement comes a day after former chief minister and TMC leader Mukul Sangma made a visit to a coalfield in Garo Hills and slammed the government for alleged inaction.
Prestone Tynsong said that the SIT constituted by the NGT is probing the matter and maintained that the state government has no jurisdiction over it. Tynsong wondered as to why the Leader of Opposition Mukul Sangma wants to probe the matter by a different agency, while clearly stating that the NGT is following the probe into the alleged coal mining issue on a regular basis.
Rajya Sabha MP and Meghalaya NPP president WR Kharlukhi also reacted to Mukul Sangma’s allegations. He said that one cannot just blame and accuse the government while he said that police are also on the job to check illegal coal mining. However, Kharlukhi said that every party can raise issues of the state and it depends upon the government as to how it reciprocates.
TMC leader Mukul Sangma had paid a surprise visit to Nongalbibra area on January 18 following reports of illegal mining and transportation of coal. Sangma said that fresh coal extracted from nearby areas are found dumped all over, ready for transportation. The former CM had also asked for an S.I.T inquiry to probe the serious irregularities into mining of coal in Meghalaya.
TOPMOST STORY NOW
Live Govt will look into issue of exorbitant fees in educational institutions: Meghalaya Education Minister02nd June 2023
Live Man, believed to be dead, returns to Rajasthan home after 33 years02nd June 2023
Live Meet Neelam Gill – The Indian-Origin Model Rumoured To Be Dating Leonardo DiCaprio02nd June 2023
Live Sikkim to host 6th Youth Men’s National Boxing Championship from June 13 to 1802nd June 2023
Govt will look into issue of exorbitant fees in educational institutions: Meghalaya Education Minister
The minister, taking note that every student has limitations, said that the department would certainly get reports on the issue from heads of different educational institutions02nd June 2023
Meghalaya: Govt concerned about poor results of SSLC & HSSLC exams, to set up committees to review results
The overall performance of the state, especially in the Garo Hills region was not up to the standard that was expected, said Education Minister02nd June 2023
Meghalaya: Educational institutes not ready to implement new NEP from 2023-24 academic session: Education Min
By tomorrow or next week the heads of all institutions will give their inputs on the NEP implementation, and accordingly the government will decide, said the Education Minister02nd June 2023
M’laya Job Reservation Policy Row: VPP chief A Basaiawmoit calls off hunger strike
VPP chief Ardent Bassaiawmoit who has been on an indefinite hunger strike since May 23, broke his fast today01st June 2023
Hawkers sell meds without prescription in Garo Hills: NGO presses alarm bell
During the visit to the Garobadha weekly market, DINDAM members were shocked to see hawkers selling allopathic medicines01st June 2023