The Voice of the People Party (VPP) today accused the NPP-led MDA government of awarding coal mining leases to its own party members and supporters and that illegal coal mining will continue under the garb of scientific mining.
In a statement, VPP spokesperson Batskhem Myrboh said, “There is a clear indication that this government attempts to serve the interest of a few individuals who are close with the government. It is undoubted that under this government, the rich get richer while the poor become poorer due to an unjust policy.”
“Moreover, given the illegalities that the MDA government commits which even the honourable Meghalaya High Court has strongly observed from time to time, there is a high possibility that illegal mining will be carried under the cover of scientific mining controlled by a few individuals belonging to a high level tribe. The party is of the opinion that the State will be able to prosper only when the government adopts the just and fair policy taking everybody on board,” Myrboh added.
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