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Opposition claim �wild allegations�: Mukul

By Raju Das

SHILLONG, Nov 25 � Chief Minister Mukul Sangma today termed the Opposition�s claim of him having nexus with militants as �wild allegations� and added any representation in this regard to the Prime Minister or President of India would be �thrown into the dustbin.�

An animated Sangma, replying to a motion on �criminalisation of politics in Meghalaya� moved by James Sangma from the National People�s Party, in which the Opposition repeatedly claimed that Sangma�s alleged nexus should also come under a �wider and broader probe,� to which the CM said, these were �wild allegations and without any substance.�

�These are wild allegations against the Chief Minister. The Prime Minister and President of India know what all CMs do and these (memorandums on allegations) would be read and thrown in the dustbins,� he said in the assembly.

The Opposition had earlier submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister and the President with the request to conduct a probe against the allegations against the Chief Minister.

Sangma has been alleged by a member of a militant organisation that he has sought the support of a militant group to stay in power. A charge the CM has vehemently denied. To top it, the former Lok Sabha Speaker Purno Sangma has repeatedly charged the CM on his nexus with militants and dubbed him as the �chairman of all militant groups in Garo Hills.�

Stating that allegations should not be made based on heresy and gossips, Sangma said, he has now taken judicial recourse and filed a defamation suit in the Supreme Court against Purno Sangma for calling him the �chairman of the all militant groups in Garo Hills.�

�The Congress party high command does not get diktat from militant groups to choose its CM. The Congress party does not need militants. These are all baseless allegations,� he stated. The Chief Minister urged upon the members of the House that the discussion on the issue must also be held at inter-party level.

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