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 Shillong, Jan 14: Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong has alleged that former Chief Minister Mukul Sangma had converted Secretariat into a ‘Private Corporation’ which had forced him to quit Congress and join the National People’s Party (NPP) ahead of 2018 elections.

“I left the Congress because the policy and the leadership that time led by Mukul Sangma was the worst ever in my life as a politician because that time he converted the secretariat as a private corporation”, Tynsong told reporters in his official chamber on Wednesday afternoon.

“He (Mukul) was the CM and at the same time, he treated himself as CMD of the secretariat…whatever he says even if it was wrong also, we have to just say yes,” Tynsong added.

His statement came as a strong reaction to the allegation made by the opposition Congress that the people of the state are fed of the present NPP-led MDA government because it has failed to keep its promises made during the elections.

“Just because you (Congress) are now sitting in the opposition, without knowing the facts, blaming the government that we are sitting idle, I think that is totally wrong,” Tynsong said while asking the Congress to go back to the time when they were ruling the state.

“The Congress should give us in writing what they did during their time…how many years they have been in power, how many years they have been in government, everybody knows,” he said.

On the allegation that there is no development in the state, the deputy chief minister said he would not want to listen to what the Congress is saying because it is upto the people to decide on whether there is development or not under the present government.

According to him, the MDA government is also doing its best to generate employment opportunities for local youths by bringing in various investments into the state.

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