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TURA, Aug 16 - Former South Tura MLA and Independent candidate for South Tura by-poll, John Leslee K Sangma, has accused Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma and his brother of violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) by campaigning beyond permissible hours.

In a letter to the Returning Officer (RO), Sabrella B Marak, Leslee pointed to the violation that allegedly took place in the Balading locality in Tura as well as the use of loudspeakers beyond the time frame permitted by the Supreme Court.

The NPP had earlier complained against Leslee that he had called late PA Sangma a convert to Hinduism and of campaigning beyond permissible hours. The charges were denied by the former MLA.

�NPP candidate Conrad K Sangma and his brother, Home Minister James K Sangma, came to a meeting at Balading at 9.40 pm and continued the meeting till 11 pm in violation of the MCC, as per sources,� said Leslee in his complaint.

The former MLA also pointed to the use of loudspeakers beyond the time frame allowed by the SC.

�Besides, Conrad, who holds the position of the CM and James (Home Minister) misused their position to influence voters by visiting the site where funds were earlier sanctioned for construction of a road by promising them more funds. The permission was only given for a meeting and they thereby misused the permission,� he added.

�Their action shows they are not bound by any law and are above it and I would thereby like you to look into the matter and take necessary action against them as per the law,� added Leslee.

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Conrad accused of violating model code

TURA, Aug 16 - Former South Tura MLA and Independent candidate for South Tura by-poll, John Leslee K Sangma, has accused Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma and his brother of violating the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) by campaigning beyond permissible hours.

In a letter to the Returning Officer (RO), Sabrella B Marak, Leslee pointed to the violation that allegedly took place in the Balading locality in Tura as well as the use of loudspeakers beyond the time frame permitted by the Supreme Court.

The NPP had earlier complained against Leslee that he had called late PA Sangma a convert to Hinduism and of campaigning beyond permissible hours. The charges were denied by the former MLA.

�NPP candidate Conrad K Sangma and his brother, Home Minister James K Sangma, came to a meeting at Balading at 9.40 pm and continued the meeting till 11 pm in violation of the MCC, as per sources,� said Leslee in his complaint.

The former MLA also pointed to the use of loudspeakers beyond the time frame allowed by the SC.

�Besides, Conrad, who holds the position of the CM and James (Home Minister) misused their position to influence voters by visiting the site where funds were earlier sanctioned for construction of a road by promising them more funds. The permission was only given for a meeting and they thereby misused the permission,� he added.

�Their action shows they are not bound by any law and are above it and I would thereby like you to look into the matter and take necessary action against them as per the law,� added Leslee.

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