Collapse of dome tip of iceberg of rot that lies beneath functioning of NPP led government

Shillong, May 23: The Congress on Monday alleged that the collapse of the dome of the new Assembly building at Mawdiangdiang on Sunday is only a tip of the iceberg of the rot that lies beneath the functioning of the present National People’s Party led government.

Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) working president PN Syiem said that the collapse of the Dome cast serious doubts about the real intentions of the government and the officers who are tasked to carry out infrastructure work and other projects.

“We are now seeing the actual state of affairs of our roads, buildings and bridges which are cracking and now the prestige of the seat of governance is at stake,” Syiem said.

The MPCC working president said that this is shameful as never in the history of the state has any infrastructure which houses people’s representatives have been compromised by any government in the past.

“Take the old Assembly building for example, it still is a strong structure or even the present makeshift building, but now we have people in the government who are willing to sell the reputation of the State,”he said.

The MPCC said that the revelations of poor quality of work in government projects have left the deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong and the Executive Engineer (PWD, Building) with no other choice but to play shifting the buck game or find lame excuses.

Syiem said that soon after leakages and flooding of the ISBT premises, Tynsong refrained from finding flaws with the contractors but fixed the blame on the officers responsible, saying they would be taken to task.

“… and we are yet to see any action on the same, then came the collapse of the Assembly dome on Sunday, the Executive Engineer of the PWD (Building), Ransom Sutnga said the dome design was too heavy for the structure which subsequently led to this incident, but this design has been vetted by none other than one of the best engineering Institution of the country, IIT-Rourkee,” he said.

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