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Central Investigating team to visit Meghalaya to follow up corruption charges

“A central inspection team would be visiting Garo Hills and they would be scrutinising documents,” state BJP president Ernest Mawrie said on Thursday.

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Shillong: A Central investigating team would be visiting Meghalaya’s Garo Hills to follow up on the corruption charges levelled against officials of Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC.)

“A central inspection team would be visiting Garo Hills and they would be scrutinising documents,” state BJP president Ernest Mawrie said on Thursday.

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Mawrie, however refused to name which central agency would be visiting Garo Hills region.

The BJP, which is supporting the National People’s Party-led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance government, has charged the then NPP-led Executive Committee members and officials of indulging in corruption.

Recently, the Lokayukta has ordered legal action against GHADC officials against officials of the council and contractors for misappropriating funds while implementing projects under Williamnagar constituency of the region.

Mawrie, who has been vocal against “corruption in the MDA government” said, “If there is any corruption issue I will have to highlight the matter.”

However, NPP leaders, including the Chief Minister Conrad Sangma have rubbished the charges levelled by Mawrie.

BJP General Secretary in-charge Meghalaya, M Chuba Ao said: “Corruption issue can be highlighted, nobody can stop it.”

He however indicated that it would be raised a bit more subtly.

Ao added that corruption charges would be raised “before competent authorities,” like the GHADC charges rose before the Lokayukta.

“The BJP MLAs would also be raising issues at the MDA meetings,” the BJP leader said.

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