Kohli calls for same yardstick for Mukul ‘shielding’ HDR

Post Raj Bhavan incident, spotlight on Cong govt

SHILLONG: Pressure is mounting on Chief Minister Mukul Sangma for not taking action against Home Minister H.D.R Lyngdoh in connection with the sex racket case involving the 14-year-old girl.
As many as 16 persons are in custody following the FIR lodged by the victim and the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights. Four people had separately raped the girl at the Marvelene’s Inn being run by the family of Home Minister HDR Lyngdoh.
BJP National spokesperson and in charge Meghalaya Nalin Kohli questioned the pressure groups which demanded the resignation of Meghalaya Governor V. Shanmuganathan as to why they are not demanding the sacking of the Mukul Sangma-led Government for shielding the Home Minister in whose guest house, the 14-year-old girl was repeatedly raped.
Speaking to The Shillong Times over phone, Kohli said he came to know only from the newspapers that the Meghalaya Governor had resigned.
“By resigning from the post, he upheld the institutional dignity of the office of the Governor which we appreciate,” Kohli said.
However, Kohli reiterated that the section of people who were hell bent on demanding the removal of the Governor and are still dragging the issue further, should also demand the sacking of the Mukul Sangma-led government for not removing the Home Minister.
When asked whether the central BJP is open to a probe into the episode involving the Governor, Kohli said, “Legally, we need a complaint to start the probe and in this case, the victim is yet to lodge a complaint.”

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