SHILLONG: The Meghalaya Pradesh Youth Congress (MPYC) gheraoed the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) office here on Friday to protest against CEM Dipul Marak, who refuses to resign and is absconding after the Executive Committee (EC) lost the floor test.
“This is an absolute and blatant disregard for the democratic process. Their EC has already been voted out. They brought this upon themselves by their incompetence. Moreover, there was even an attempt to manipulate the number of votes. They should understand that GHADC is not their personal property and that they can do anything at will,” said Richard M Marak, president of Meghalaya Pradesh Youth Congress.
“Our sources also tell us that they are trying to subvert the process of tendering for the haats, etc., by illegal means – namely allotting them without a free and fair process and signing the orders backdated, which would not be the first time,” he said.
“Our sources also tell us that certain high-ranking staff member is doing the bidding of the Minister for District Council Affairs, James Sangma, on the promise of promotions and other benefits, thereby allowing Dipul Marak and his EC to break the rules and loot the GHADC,” he said.
“Therefore, we demand that Dipul Marak and the EC that has been voted out, take responsibility and resign,” he said.