Question on 32 lakh metric tonnes of coal turns ugly in Meghalaya Assembly session



The Meghalaya Assembly, on Monday, witnessed a minor argument between Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma and Opposition Congress MLA Zenith M. Sangma during the question hour on the second day of the autumn session over the 32,000 lakh metric tonnes of extracted coal.

The Congress MLA initially showed his impatience with Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma for “refusing to give a direct reply” regarding the 32,000 lakh metric tonnes of extracted coal.

The CM stated that he would need to give a brief history of the extracted coal, to which the Congress MLA demanded a direct reply and asked the CM to stop “beating around the bush.”

Annoyed with the Congress MLA for continuing to interrupt while he was speaking, the CM insisted that the assessed coal which the Congress MLA was asking about had been there when he was in the ruling government.

During the argument, the CM called the Congress MLA immature for repeatedly interrupting him and blamed the Congress regime for creating the 32 lakh metric tonnes of coal.

“It was the previous government which created the stock of 32 lakh metric tonnes of coal. He (Zenith) should have an idea about this coal and not raise this question,” said the Chief Minister.

(Edited by Andre Kongri)