By Francis Khongwar
Shillong ( Meghalaya), Feb 24 : The NGOs of South Garo Hills today expressed resentment against Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma when he visited Ampati, as he was unwilling to concede to their demand to remove the CEMof Garo Hills Autonomous District Council, Rakesh Newar Sangma from the coveted tribal post.
During his visit to Ampati, the NGOs shouted “Chief Minister Go back” and termed his visit as “personal”. Speaking to the media, the NGOs said the Chief Minister should look into their demands and find a peaceful solution to it.
On the other hand, the Garo Students’ Union requests public to participate in tomorrow’s rally in Williamnagar to oust CEM of Garo Hills Autonomous District Council.
Garo Students’ Union (GSU) ,President Saljrang Tengrik Marak today requested all people of East Garo Hills to participate in tomorrow’s rally at Williamnagar. The NGOs of East Garo Hills are organising a public rally against the illegal appointment of Rakesh Newar Sangma.
Marak said that the students body requires the support and cooperation of the people of East Garo Hills to remove Rakesh Newar Sangma from the present post of Chief Executive Member of Garo Hills Autonomous District Council.
The agitations were also held in different parts of Garo Hills like Silki, Rajabala. During these agitations the NGOs, Nokmas and all the citizens burnt the effigies of Conrad Sangma, Rakesh Newar Sangma and Nikman Ch Marak.
Meanwhile, the Association for Democracy and Empowerment of Garo Hills today announced that an All Garo Hills Public Rally will be held on Monday to garner support to remove the present Chief Executive Member of Garo Hills Autonomous District Council, Rakesh Newar Sangma from this prestigious tribal post.
Speaking to the media, the President of Association for Democracy and Empowerment, Dalseng Bira Ch Momin said that he has requested all the NGOs, social organizations and all the people to participate in this rally. “We will continue with our agitation until Rakesh Newar Sangma is removed from this post”, Dalseng Bira Ch Momin said.