The Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC) has asked the MDA coalition partners to push for a CBI inquiry into the alleged scam in the implementation of the Saubhagya scheme in the state.
“We urged all ministers, political parties and MLAs who are part of the MDA to ensure that the matters related to the Saubhagya scheme is investigated by the CBI if they are not involved in the alleged scam,” HYC general secretary Roykupar Synrem said in a statement issued on Sunday.
His statement also came after the Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma had recently maintained that relieving the incumbent power minister James K Sangma from his portfolio does not arise since the state government had already instituted an independent inquiry into the alleged scams in the Meghalaya Energy Corporation Limited (MeECL).
The independent inquiry committee headed by a retired judge of the Allahabad High Court has been asked to submit its report within 3 months time.
Synrem however alleged that the government’s decision to constitute the independent inquiry was just to buy time and to cool down the situation on the matter.
He said the HYC would continue to demand for the immediate removal of the power minister and the former CMD Arunkumar Kembhavi from the MeECL.
“Both should be removed immediately to ensure a free and fair investigation into the matter,” Synrem said.
The HYC leader also added that the reason behind this demand was due to the fact that the independent inquiry will only submit its report to the state government and that it does not have the power to petition before the Court in case of any irregularty is unearthed