Meghalaya Dy CM asks HNLC to provide official communication for peace talks

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Meghalaya Dy CM asks HNLC to provide official communication for peace talks

SHILLONG

Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong stated that he will step down from his position if the proscribed HNLC can prove their allegations that he along with Chief Minister, Conrad K. Sangma, are taking money from the illegal mining and transportation of coal.

“I am ready to step down as Deputy Chief Minister if the HNLC can prove their allegations with documents,” Tynsong told reporters here today.

It may be mentioned that the HNLC had accused that he (Tynsong) along with the Chief Minister are getting ₹ 5000 per truckload of illegal coal as their share.

The HNLC earlier alleged that police officials, bureaucrats and politicians to the rank of the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister are involved in the illegal coal trade and each of them have their share of money.

“These are mere allegations. Why are they not bringing facts on the allegations which they have made. They need to refrain from making such allegations if they can’t substantiate with facts,” he said.

Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister said that if the HNLC is serious to have peace talks then they need to make an official communication to the State Government.

“I would still request the HNLC to please send your official communication also to the State and the Central government as well,” he added.

(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)