Tura ( Meghalaya ), Feb 26 : Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma was greeted with slogans , black flags at Tura in Meghalaya’s West Garo hills demanding removal of CEM of Garo Hill Autonomous District Council Rakesh Sangma.
The protesters were seen waiting near the Chandmari playground with black flags to greet Chief Minister Conrad Sangma prior to his arrival for inaugurating a playground .
Prior to today incident , the CM had to face a similar situation during his visit to Ampati on Thursday. Effigies of the Chief Minister and CEM Rakesh Sangma were burnt by protesters on the same day in Rajabala.
Meanwhile , it is learnt that the CEM of the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC), Rakesh A Sangma, is likely to step down from his post on Monday amid mass protests against his appointment.
The protestors have questioned the ‘tribal status’ of Rakesh Sangma and his family.
Chief Minister Conrad Sangma had recently backed the appointment of Rakesh Sangma as the CEM stating that he has been democratically elected.
The pressure groups in Garo Hills are accusing Rakesh Sangma of not following Garo customs since his father is a non tribal.