The ruling Congress party in Meghalaya on Thursday said it will
“investigate” into the “motives” behind the frequent visits
to the state by the ministers of the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre.
“We will analyse, assess and investigate into their intent and come up
(with the results) at the right time and tell you,” Chief Minister Mukul
Sangma told reporters in reply to a query whether the visits of the Union
ministers were also linked to “wooing voters”.
“Are they paying from their own pockets? The fact is that the expenses are
borne by the public exchequer. If they come, they must do justice to why they
are coming here,” he said.
The chief minister cited an example of how a Union minister had recently failed
to grant an audience to a delegation while visiting the state.
“They (Union ministers) did not have time. Why did they come in the first
instance? You find out which Union minister I am referring to,” Sangma
The north-eastern states, including Meghalaya, have witnessed a series of
visits of Union ministers in the last one year