Dr. Mukul Sangma slams MDA Govt. for its failure to handle law and order situation


Leader of Opposition and former Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Friday slammed the Conrad K Sangma-led MDA government for its failure to handle the law and order situation in the state.

 “They should know how to handle the situation and ensure there is complete peace prevailing in the state. Peace is paramount and the government is responsible to create that enabling environment to ensure peace in the state and sustain it,” Mukul said.

 He however said that the state has been facing lawlessness ever since the MDA government took over in 2018.

 “After the incumbent government took charge on March 6, 2018, one after another how they have landed up the state to be in such a mess because of not being able to handle the situations, there is a flip-flop in every occasion when the government needed to respond to a given situation and take seize of the situation when they were required to restore peace they failed,” he said.

 The former Chief Minister further pointed out that three years have lapsed ever since the Them-Iew Mawlong incident took place, yet the lane still remains closed.

 “…that road which is closed since 2018 has not been open, that means they have not solved the problem also,” he said.

 It may be mentioned here that the state government had constituted a High Level Committee headed by the deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong to find a feasible solution for relocation of the Sweeper’s Colony from Them Iew Mawlong.

 Mukul also reminded that it is the responsibility of the state government to ensure peace and tranquility in the state.

 “(However) whenever there have been challenges associated with anything to do with law and order, have they demonstrated their focus, sincerity and commitment?” he asked.