A resident of the Deputy Chief Minister’s constituency has accused him of reneging on a promise to support a training institute in favour of one led by outsiders.
Vicky Nelson Marbaniang today held a press conference where he accused his MLA and Deputy CM, Prestone Tynsong, of betrayal.
“I went with a project to Tynsong to set up a skill training institute (Techpoint Academy) at Mylliem with numerous streams that would address lakhs of unemployment issues faced by our youth in the state,” Marbaniang, a mechanical engineer, said. “Tynsong encouraged me to go ahead with the project but, after years of preparation and all the loans I have taken for the project, Tynsong betrayed me and told me that my project is not required as it has been given to some companies from outside the state.”
All of Tynsong’s assurances were verbal but Marbaniang says he has recordings from their meetings.
He also claimed that he went to Tynsong not to seek funds from the state government but simply for a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that would permit him to run the project as everything else was supposed to be sanctioned by the central government.
Recalling that Tynsong had once said that he is ready to work with the devil, Marbaniang quipped, “Tynsong is the leader of all the devils in his team whose policy is solely to consume us all.”