FROM A CORRESPONDENT
SHILLONG, June 20: A close aide of former Chief Minister and Adviser to the state government, Dr DD Lapang today resigned from the post of vice-chairman of State Level Public Grievance Committee and said that he wants a change of leadership in the state.
CB Syiem who is a former KHADC Chief Executive Member (CEM) said that under the leadership of Dr Mukul Sangma, the Congress may face defeat in the 2018 Assembly elections.
In his resigtion letter addressed to the Chief Minister, Syiem said that he has quit from his post due to the failure of the government under the leadership of Dr Sangma to work at the interest and welfare of the tribals of Meghalaya.
“The present government has failed on all fronts and has exposed our people to a dangerous position under the constitution making us vulnerable to exploitation and backwardness,” Syiem told media persons.
Syiem also appealed to the three Congress legislators from Ri-Bhoi to quit from the Dr Sangma led government in the interest of the indigenous people of the state.
The three Congress MLAs are-Dr Lapang (Nongpoh) , Dr Celestine Lyngdoh (Umsning) and Ngaitlang Dhar (Umroi). Syiem alleged that Dr Sangma never listened to suggestions put forth by members of the State Level Public Grievance Committee
“On several occasions we petitioned him on the dilapidated road conditions in the state but he did not pay heed to it,” he said.
Syiem also alleged that Dr Sangma has diverted all the schemes to his own constituency, Ampati.