Congress on February 13 released a 10-point “chargesheet” against the Conrad Sangma-led government, describing the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government’s rule in the past five years as “The Grand Meghalaya Loot”.
“Nothing can better describe the unprecedented, unabated and unabashed corruption and scams during the last five years of the National People’s Party (NPP)-led MDA government in Meghalaya than these four words,” Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera told reporters.
Alleging that the corruption was “not only rampant but also systemic”, Khera said: “The scams, financial irregularities and fraudulent practices across various sectors/departments were unprecedented in its scale and shamelessness and couldn’t have taken place without the knowledge, knowhow and blessings of the chief minister (Conrad Sangma).”
Listing outs the 10-point “chargesheet” which includes the alleged assembly dome collapse scam, COVID scam, MUDA scam, coal scam, Saubhagya scam, rice scam, excise/bond cartelisation scam, casino scam, friends & family – government contracts scam and police purchase scam.
“We are just listing 10 scams and financial irregularities in our chargesheet out of the hundreds of such scams which has happened under the MDA regime. The list is endless,” Khera said.
“The Congress government, when it comes to power, will ensure that the perpetrators of what we are calling ‘The Grand Meghalaya Loot’ are brought to book and the embezzled money recovered from the perpetrators of this grand larceny,” the Congress spokesperson assured.