By Francis Khongwar
Shillong ( Meghalaya), Oct 21 : Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong today said that the appeal of militant organization HNLC not to vote for the National People’s Party (NPP) will not have any impact on the party in the upcoming bye – elections on slated to be held on Oct 30 .
Speaking to the media, Tynsong termed the appeal as “personal” and not of the organization.
He also refuted the allegation made by Lok Sabha member Vincent Pala terming the state Government of converting the check gates and Covid Centre at Nongpoh as ATMs.
Speaking to the media, Tynsong said that he was not interested to debate on that. However, Tynsong bluntly said that if the Lok Sabha member who represents the Shillong Parliamentary Constituency and is the president of Meghalaya Pradesh Coordination Committee is having concrete evidence on that, he can file an FIR against the Government at the nearest police station.
He also said that the government intends to convert the existing road between Umiam in Ri Bhoi District and Ratacherra in Jaintia Hills into a four-lane National Highway.
Tynsong said the work on this road which connects the Barak Valley in Assam has started, but it is yet to gain momentum due to rains and only 10 percent of the entire stretch of the road has already been completed.