Prestone Tynsong | File photo

Reaffirming that Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government is all out for serving both tribals and non-tribals, deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong on October 27 questioned the intention of the three non-tribals who met the state governor Satya Pal Malik alleging discrimination against non-tribals residing in Ichamati village under East Khasi Hills district.

“I fail to understand why they have to go the honourable governor. I am afraid these people have some malign intention as far as the governance (is concern),” the deputy chief minister told reporters in Shillong.

“Why these three persons went to the governor when they should have come to the state government or the district administration or civil sub-division,” Tynsong asked.

“We do have the administration closer to the people,” he maintained.

On inflammatory statements made in the social media by netizens on the Ichamati issue, Tynsong requested all of them to refrain from spreading rumours on the platforms.

The deputy chief minister also pointed out to reports stating that even those residents in Ichamati have said that there were no harassment done by the local people.

“From the government side I would like to request all concern please don’t add fuel in this issue because we live together, we grow together in Meghalaya we are one. Don’t say we are non-tribal or we are tribal. But we are one as brothers and sisters,” Tynsong said.

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