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M’laya Cong , CoMSO want Gov out

M’laya Cong , CoMSO want Gov  out
Tathagata Roy
SHILLONG, DEC 14 ( AGENCIES) | Publish Date: 12/15/2019 12:09:47 PM IST

The Meghalaya Congress has decided to place a demand before Prime Minister Narendra Modi to recall the Governor who, they claimed, has no respect for the sentiments of people of the State, reports  The Northeast Today.

“The Governor is behaving in a very immature way since he is trying to add fuel to the prevailing tensed situation in the State,” Opposition chief whip and senior Congress MLA, Process T Sawkmie told reporters today after visiting the injured people of yesterday’s public rally who are admitted at Shillong Civil Hospital.

“One expects the Governor to act maturely by trying to cool down the situation. But it is really unfortunate that he continues to insult the people of the State with his comments in the social media,” Opposition Chief Whip said.

Tathagata Roy had earlier tweeted: Two things should never be lost sight of in the present atmosphere of controversy. 1. The country was once divided in the name of religion. 2. A democracy is NECESSARILY DIVISIVE. If you don’t want it go to North Korea.

COMSO condemns Guv’s remarks

Slamming accused Meghalaya Governor, Tathagata Roy over his remarks that those who do not want ‘divisive democracy’ should go to North Korea,” the Confederation of Meghalaya Social Organisations (CoMSO) said that the Meghalaya Governor himself is trying to bring the “North Korea model” into the State.

“It is the Governor who is trying to bring the North Korea model in Meghalaya. We can clearly witness that the Governor is behaving like a dictator by refusing to the recommendations and suggestions made by the Cabinet. The Governor had delay to give his assent to the ordinance of the MRSSA, 2019 when the Cabinet had already approved it. Who is he to delay to give his assent when he is only the Governor?” CoMSO chairman, Robertjune Kharjahrin said while speaking to reporters here today.

Meanwhile, Kharjahrin said that the Governor should not continue to provoke the people of the State. “He has not come into the State as a Governor to provoke the people and also disrespect their sentiments. He should accept and recognise that the people are against the Citizenship Act of 2019 and wanted ILP. He should avoid making any remarks which will provoke or make the people angry,” Kharjahrin added

Furthermore, the party is supporting the demand for implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the State, while in the Opposition.  Replying to a question whether former Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Sangma would support such demand since he was never been in favour of implementing ILP in the State, he said that the voice of the majority of the Congress MLAs is to the support the demand for ILP. “We will try to resolve if there is one or two MLAs who are not in line with the views of the majority of the party MLAs on this issue. In a democratic set up, it is a normal thing; there will be diverse of opinion on any issue,” former Chief Minister said. Expressing concern that so many people were injured during the public rally organised by CoMSO, Sawkmie said that the police should restrain from using tear gas and fire on the people who participated in the public rally.

“We strongly condemn the action on the part of the police,” Sawkmie added.

The Meghalaya Police have clarified there was no such firing incident during the rally and that all force personnel were equipped with Anti-Riot quipment comprising of lathi/cane and stunt shells only.

“Rumours were doing the rounds that some people who were part of the protest rally organised by COMSO on December 13 had received bullet injuries and that some have also died due to the same. This is to clarify that there was only one person with grievous injury which was due to the fact that he fell from the top of a wall and a sharp iron grill had pierced his abdomen. The medical report had clearly indicated that “there are no traces of bullet found and no exit wound found,” read a statement issued by the police.

 

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