‘I Shall not be gagged’: Ampareen slams CM for allegedly threatening her

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Meghalaya News 24 Exclusive

Former education minister Ampareen Lyngdoh has slammed the Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma for allegedly threatening her with regards to the 2009 education job scam.

“Everybody knows that there is a case in place, I have not shy away, I did not run away, I did not hide anything, I did not put anything under wraps, he (CM) can threaten me, he can accuse me but I know where my platform is. The assembly has its own sanctity, I will not dilute that,” Lyngdoh said.

The Congress East Shillong legislator was reacting to the reply of the Chief Minister to a short duration discussion on the failure of governance in the state moved by the opposition during the just concluded Assembly’s autumn session on September 17.

On an issue raised by the opposition against illegal appointment of teachers, the Chief Minister had reminded the House especially the opposition about the CBI case that was going on against one of the MLAs who had illegally appointed and put white ink on the marksheets.

Lyngdoh said she will fight for justice.

“I will pursue these matters as deem fit by me and I will find a way for justice,” she stated.

The Congress leader further added, “I shall not be gagged in my own defense nor in defense of the citizens of my state.”