From A Reporter
SHILLONG, Nov 22: tiolist Congress Party (NCP) leader and MLA from Laban constituency Sanbor Shullai has denied the allegations made by Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) candidate from the constituency that he is involved in demonizing the indigenous community in availing a trading license in favor of non-tribal’s during his tenure as MDC at KHADC.
“Hundreds of people from the constituency were deeply saddened by the allegations made by the HSPDP candidate Banri Kupar Wahlang and if this is truly the case then the people of the constituency would not have elected me to be their representative to the assembly,” Shullai told reporters at a press conference here on Tuesday.
He added, “I feel this was said in the spur of the moment and childish. I feel he should be more mature and refrain from making such allegations.”
On the allegations made by Wahlang against him with regards to the indiscrimite issuing of trading license to non-tribal’s during his time as an MDC, he said, “By making such allegations the people of Laban and Mawprem constituency will have to think a thousand times to choose him as their representative to the KHADC because the Council has its own rules and act and I persolly in my own capacity cant issue any license to anyone and his allegations are childish and immature.”
He said there is a provision in issuing trading license under the United Khasi and Jaintia Hills Trading by Non-tribal’s Regulation Act 1959.
“As per the Act a person applying for trading license needs to first get the approval from the traditiol institution in which he is opening his business and he needs to be recommended by the village headman after duly being approved by the local dorbar which means that the Council will not be able to issue license if the dorbar has not approved or recommended his me,” he said.