The Chief Minister of Meghalaya and also National President of the National People’s Party (NPP), has ordered for a thorough investigation on the IED bomb recovered outside the gate of NPP in Lachumiere in case it is a political conspiracy especially as the state is in motion for the by-election in 3 constituencies.
The Chief Minister while talking to mediapersons today said that the police department will do the needful with regards to the investigation and other necessary requirements in which the police department has been given full authority.
He also said that as a leader of a political party, he does not agree with such intimidating acts and at the same time clearly stated that these cannot be accepted in politics while strongly condemning the incident. He also urged the party workers and supporters of NPP to not be intimidated because as leaders they are also together with the government.
He further stated that such frightful acts will not intimidate the party while also pointing out that there may be a reason as to why such incidents are happening especially one day before leaders from Mawphlang were going to join the NPP and just before the by-election, thus a further and thorough investigation is required.
He replied to a query on the incident by stating that the police department will do the needful and that he has asked for a complete report from higher police officials on the incident. The Chief Minister said further that the incident cannot be taken lightly especially in politics and the government will review the necessity to strengthen patrol.