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Lokayukta in process of being set up in Meghalaya

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 16:36

Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul
Sangma on Tuesday said the office of the Lokayukta was in the
process of being set up in the state after the opposition NCP
slammed the ruling Congress for its failure to do so.

"A vigilance cell under the political department
headed by the chief secretary as its chief vigilance
commissioner has been created to look into allegations of
corruption," the chief minister said.

Speaker Charles Pyngrope said "I spoke through the
office of the Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court to
discuss this."

The Speaker called on the Leader of the Opposition
Conrad K Sangma and the chief minister to follow it up with
the Chief Justice.

"I do not understand why the government is taking so
long to appoint the Lokayukta when the Meghalaya Lokayukta Act
was passed in 2002," the Leader of the Opposition said

He said, "While corruption is the driving issue in the
country, I cannot understand why the delay here."


First Published: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 16:36

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