Trinamool Congress (TMC) national spokesperson Saket Gokhale today said that it has become the “hallmark” of the MDA government “to lie to the media as well as the people of Meghalaya”.
Countering Health Minister James Sangma’s claims about the MDA ministers being accessible to the media, Gokhale states that “the blatant act of fabricating facts on part of the MDA government has reached an embarrassing point”.
“Sangma should explain how a Chinese Inhemeter smart meter was installed at his residence even though Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong had claimed in July that these meters are yet to be approved by the Renewable Energy Certificates (REC) and the Government of India,” Gokhale said.
Further, the TMC spokesperson reminded that the NPP has not filed its mandatory election expenditure reports with the Election Commission of India for 2018 Assembly elections and expenditure report for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
In response to Sangma’s ‘doing homework’ remark, Gokhale questioned the implications of a national party hiding election expenditures from the people as well as the Election Commission of India for over 4.5 years.
“It can be inevitably concluded that the NPP is consciously violating the ethos of democracy,” he said.
Highlighting these two issues, the TMC spokesman said that these are just two out of many issues which can be confidently pointed out about the “MDA government’s attempt to fabricate facts and lies to the people of Meghalaya”.
Gokhale also said that he is ready to send you point-by-point questions about the issues of misgovernance and corruption in the MDA government.
Asking Sangma to issue a written response or clarification to the issues raised by the TMC, Gokhale said, “Since we’re now making it easy and convenient for you, we hope that your government will not shy away from this offer especially if it has nothing to hide. Do let us know.”