Meghalaya deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong on Wednesday said the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government as a whole has adopted a resolution on zero tolerance against corruption in the state and not only the BJP.

The BJP Meghalaya unit has claimed to have adopted a resolution on zero tolerance against corruption.

When asked if the BJP is raking up the issue of corruption outside the MDA coordination committee, Tynsong said, “I have nothing to say because this issue has already been discussed (in the MDA meeting). We have constituted an inquiry committee from the Directorate of Local Audit and now people are already on the job. I don’t know what else they (the BJP) want.”

The BJP in Meghalaya is supporting the MDA government. The BJP has one minister in the MDA ministry.

On the resolution adopted by the Meghalaya BJP unit, the Meghalaya deputy chief minister termed the resolution as ‘unofficial.’

“This is purely unofficial (regarding the resolution adopted by the BJP). Any concerned political parties that are part and parcel of the MDA government, they need to go through the proper channel,” Tynsong said.

“I only take anything which is official. Official means, let them write officially through a proper forum because we have a coordination committee of the MDA where both BJP MLAs are also members,” he added.

Informing that the MDA government had also decided to have zero tolerance against corruption, Tynsong said, “not only the BJP which is against corruption or against misuse of finance, but we all are sharing the same concern.”

“So, if you have anything, any party can write a letter and send it to a proper forum or send it to the chief minister and if necessary, two or three inquiry committees can be set up.”

“The MDA has adopted a resolution on zero tolerance against corruption and we are also doing the same thing, not the BJP alone. The MDA coordination committee had sat recently, and we had also taken a resolution on zero tolerance against corruption,” he added.

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