The opposition Congress has said the will table a privilege motion against Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma for allegedly misleading the House on the power purchase agreement signed with NTPC in 2007.
Former chief minister and Leader of Opposition Mukul Sangma said that the attempt to mislead and misinform the House has come from none other than the leader of the House.
He alleged that the chief minister had deliberately with a predetermined motive misinformed the House about the PPA signed by the then Congress-led government with the NTPC in 2007.
In order to prevent this precedent to carry on in the future, it requires the members of the House to come up with a complaint for breach of privilege.
Therefore, we have decided to table a privilege motion against the chief minister, Sangma said.
Mukul Sagma said that the chief minister had tried to misinform the people of the state through his misinformation inside the House saying that the state government has to pay Rs 11 crore to the NTPC per month.
Where is that Rs 11 crore mentioned here (in the PPA)? You go para by para, you will not see (it) but you will only see what is based on the provision of the law, he added.
The Leader of Opposition also questioned the failure of the chief minister to cancel the PPA with NTPC during his tenure as power minister in 2008-2009.
When they say this PPA is so bad and that it was signed in September 2007, Conrad K sangma was minister of power in 2008-09. He must have read this… Why didn’t he cancel at that point of time, he said