Opposition All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) today lashed out at the state government, questioning the lack of action against illegal stone quarries.
In a statement today the AITC questioned, “If the destruction does not stop, the state of Meghalaya would very soon be in literal ruins. Is there an answer to why CM Conrad Sangma is allowing Meghalaya to be sold off in stone chunks?”
The party alleged that despite repeated directives from the High Court and the National Green Tribunal (NGT) regarding the illegal stone quarrying in Meghalaya, the misappropriation of natural resources continues at its own pace. “In various parts of the state, the hills are being illegally mutilated to source stone which are then illegally transported,” it added.
“Dangerous: Illegal stone quarrying in Meghalaya. CM @SangmaConrad, How can you permit this? You are destroying the beauty of the Hill State and putting People of Meghalaya at risk. You will be held accountable.” the AITC said.
The AITC further warned that the CM’s hands would be bloodied when the extremely unsafe and unsupervised stone quarrying results in fatal accidents among the locals.