Shillong, Sep 16: The state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has submitted all the documents and RTI findings into the alleged misappropriation of central government funds in the Jaiñtia
Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC) and its counterpart in Garo Hills (GHADC) to the Union Ministry of Finance in New Delhi.
The party is hopeful that this will lead to a CBI inquiry into the allegations of corruption, BJP state President Ernest Mawrie told Highland Post today. As the funding comes from the Finance
Ministry, permission for a CBI inquiry will also have to be granted by it, he said.
“Our party workers detected these corrupt activities in the GHADC based on RTI findings after they received complaints on the misuse of central funds,” Mawrie said. “We want the CBI inquiry into this corruption in the JHADC and GHADC so that everything comes out clean and clear.”
The BJP does not want to target any particular person or party but is determined that corruption be wiped out.
“We don’t want these corrupt practices to be repeated and whoever has misused the funds has to reimburse them because the central government has given the Special Assistance Grant to bring development to our tribal state and not for some people to misuse it,” he said.
After being called a ‘tin pot dictator’ by Rajya Sabha MP WR Kharlukhi, who is also the state President of the National People’s Party (NPP), Mawrie said, “If we are raising issues that have no truth or are without evidence then they can charge that the BJP wants publicity, but can anyone just consider the RTI findings a joke because here everything is based on the RTI findings and we are not pointing fingers at anyone.”
The BJP, which is an ally of the NPP in the state government, sits in the opposition in the GHADC.