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Meghalaya government failed to take up issue on coal ban: NPP

IANS  |  Mawshynrut (Meghalaya) 

Meghalaya's opposition (NPP) on Tuesday accused the government for failing to take up the issue of coal with the post the ban.

"People in largely depend on coal directly or indirectly but the Minister has failed to ensure that is in the interest of the people," Conrad K. said at an election rally in district.

He said that he had raised the issue in the Parliament several times and with the because he was "really concerned for our people and their livelihood" but it was "surprising that the under the leadership of failed to take up the issue with the centre".

He opined that Sangma had an "ulterior motive" and the people of have realised it and branded the Development Corporation (MMDC) as "Mukul Mining Dikkanchi Corporation", as the Minister tried all effort to force the people to sign an agreement with MMDC.

He said that the had asked to draft a mining policy but Mukul Sangma has failed the people "because he has no vision".

"has a political will but no political power, if the people give their mandate, would ensure that mining starts again in the state," Conrad Sangma said while specifying that mining is a thrust area as NPP believes in scientific approach to coal mining.

He also promised a slew of development initiatives for a new and resurgent Meghalaya, while claiming that the people had enough of



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First Published: Wed, February 21 2018. 00:20 IST