By Our Reporter
SHILLONG: The Opposition NCP on Monday slammed the Congress-led MUA Government for the land swap agreement with Bangladesh following which the State is set to give away 40 acres of its land to the neighbouring country.
Talking to The Shillong Times here, Leader of Opposition Conrad Sangma stated that the people of Dawki were not happy with the decision and they have expressed their discontentment to the party.
“According to the villagers the 280 acres which we are getting was ours originally and we are ultimately losing 40 acres of our land. So it’s not really a gain for us,” Sangma said, while referring to a statement by Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma, who claimed that the State would be gaining 240 acres of land under adverse possession of Bangladesh. The NCP leader also expressed doubt over whether the Government had consulted the affected local people of the border areas before going ahead with the deal, saying nothing has been forthcoming from the Government in this regard.
Sangma also stated that the Government must go and talk to the local people and explain them the ground situation.