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BJP, UDP demand Ampareen�s resignation

By The Assam Tribune

SHILLONG, Jan 24 - Meghalaya BJP has demanded the resignation of Urban Affairs Minister Ampareen Lyngdoh for her alleged role in granting permission to illegal high-rise buildings in the State.

�The Congress Government should remove the Minister to allow a free and fair probe in the scam,� BJP State president Shibun Lyngdoh said here on Friday.

He said the Minister should have stepped down on her own after being named in the CBI findings on the high rise scam.

The Opposition United Democratic Party (UDP) has also demanded her removal for her alleged role in the scam.

�It is your prerogative, to immediately drop her (Lyngdoh) from the Cabinet, considering the fact that till date, the Minister has not taken any position on this matter,� party general secretary AF Dkhar said in a letter to the Chief Minister.

In its January 7 order, Meghalaya High Court had granted the CBI permission to register an FIR at New Delhi against the Minister and 21 others including MUDA officials and high-rise building owners. � PTI

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