From Staff Correspondent
Shillong, Sept 15: “I am not answerable to the recent mushrooming of social organizations with vested interests ahead of the elections,” categorically stated State Power Minister Comingone Ymbon in his first reaction to the Meghalaya People United Forum’s (MPUF) allegations of misutilisation of the Special Rural Works Programme (SRWP) scheme.
The MPUF based its allegations on RTI replies received by the organisation vis-à-vis utilisation of SRWP. The Minister said, “I have seen the allegations of MPUF, but they know that utilisation certificates are issued by the Block Development Office and they can find out who are the beneficiaries of the scheme.” “I can see a political ploy in this move. We are being flooded by these so-called social organisations that are suddenly mushrooming on the eve of elections in our State,” he said.
He said a smart individual should not use the social organisations to rake up political issues. Ymbon advised, “Don’t read too much into the allegations leveled by such so-called social organisations on the eve of the 2018 Assembly elections”.