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CSWO demands Urban Affairs minister's resigtion

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  9 Jan 2016 12:00 AM GMT

From A Correspondent

Shillong, Jan 8: The Civil Society Women’s Organisation (CSWO) has demanded the resigtion of State Urban Affairs Minister Ampareen Lyndoh on “moral grounds”, after she has been med in the CBI report on the MUDA high-rise case. “Government should not allow and give her indulgence as this portrays Meghalaya as a very corrupt State, allowing scams and corrupt practices to be brushed aside,” CSWO president Agnes Kharshiing said. Kharshiing also alleged that in the education scam, hundreds of genuine candidates were affected, where marks were tampered at the minister’s behest in her house.

“Yet there was no arrests made by the police even after three to four FIR’s were filed in this regard from 2010,” she said.

According to the CSWO president, the government seems to be having a different law for the lower rung officials, who are arrested and suspended immediately, while the law makers are spared even when they abuse their power, and corrupt.

“The organization therefore expects the law to be upheld equally and that the Minister is immediately removed from the office as Minister Urban Affairs and as Chairman of the MUDA till the case is cleared against her,” Kharshiing said.

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