Shillong, October 15, 2020 (MMP): Meghalaya Government today took a number of vital decisions including the appointment of an Expert Agency to look into the alleged leakage of uranium tank located at Domiasiat in South West Khasi Hills District. This was disclosed by Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong after the Government Review Meeting. Addressing the media at Yojana Bhavan in the Main Secretariat in Shillong, Tynsong said the Government’s officials which gave the report that there was no Uranium leakage were not conversant with the subject and the Government has now decided to appoint an Expert Agency having the expertise of the subject to clear all the doubts once and for all.
In view of the prevailing Covid-19 situation, the Government has decided to reopen all the border markets and Licensed Bar across the state. He also informed that the Chief Minister, Conrad K. Sangma has approached the Union Home Minister and Union Secretary of the Government of India relating to the arrest of a Catholic priest Rev. Fr. Swami that justice should be given to him at the earliest.
On the allegation of the Meghalaya Unit of the BJP relating to various illegal activities in the state, Tynsong said the BJP should substantiate its allegation with documentary evidence, rather airing the grievance through the media. On the alleged illegal transportation of coal, Tynsong said that all the Deputy Commissioners have been instructed to take stern action against such irregularities.
On the financial irregularities in the Garo and Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Councils, Tynsong said the state government has decided to set up a group of financial experts from the Directorate of Accounts and Treasuries to inquire into all these financial irregularities and also to submit its report to the Government.
Before ending the Press Conference, Tynsong said the BJP should air its grievances at proper forum and the two BJP legislators who are part of the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance Government can withdraw support if they wish to do so. MMP