Meghalaya Assembly witnesses fireworks over coal mining

Meghalaya Assembly witnesses fireworks over coal mining

The fourth day of the Assembly’s six-day session on Wednesday saw heated exchange as the ruling National People’s Party (NPP) and opposition Congress leaders blamed each other for the delay in resumption of coal mining in the state.

The Wednesday’s session turned stormy as Leader of Opposition Dr. Mukul Sangma said the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance government was not serious to start legal mining of coal as he alleged it want “illegalities” to happen because it suits their intent.

He also referred to reports carried by Assam media recently on the number of trucks dumping coal from Meghalaya and said that is why no step was taken to ensure timeline for expeditious starting of legal mining.

Asking the Leader of Opposition to not make a speech since it was the question hour, chief minister Conrad K Sangma however said the then Congress-led state government could not do anything to resolve the ban on coal mining. Read More

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