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Tainted company awarded projects in GH, claims BJP


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SHILLONG, April 28: The Meghalaya BJP has questioned Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma for allocating projects in Garo Hills to ARSS, a tainted company, which has been blacklisted for their shoddy work in the Dawki road project.
In a letter to the chief minister, BJP vice president and Tura MDC Bernard N Marak on Sunday stated, “I am compelled to seek your reply on the activity of ARSS, which as I know is a tainted company and has been blacklisted for sub standard work of the Dawki road in the state. How is it active in Garo Hills and who allotted the work to them and on what condition?”
He stated, “This company’s dumpers have caused many accidents in Garo Hills which has left many victims serious, with the latest accident occurring on Sunday afternoon.”
“This afternoon, one youth was dragged to a certain distance causing serious injury to his leg and is presently fighting for his life in Tura Civil Hospital. Dumpers caused two accidents in my district council constituency in a short span of time, with the latest one occurring on  Sunday afternoon near MBoSE office. This is the second accident caused by the dumper after an accident which left a 14-year-old student with serious injury to her leg, regarding which I have already apprised you in my previous mail,” he added.
He demanded that irrespective of the “connections” the ARSS has in the state, prompt action should be taken against them and all projects allotted to them should be put on hold.
“I would appreciate a written reply on how a blacklisted company is working here in Garo Hills? Keeping all aside and prioritising uncompromised development in Garo Hills, the sanctions for growth by the Centre should not be through a tainted company,” he added.
He further stated, “Therefore, I request immediate action and till then, let the works taken up by ARSS be put on hold and plying of trucks, especially dumpers during the day be restricted in the town area as the life and future of our youth is at stake.”


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