Using information gathered via the RTI Act on utilisation of MLA funds, the Khasi Students' Union (KSU) has challenged Food and Civil Supplies Minister Martle N Mukhim to a public debate on the different schemes announced by him.
The student body has alleged that Mukhim, the Dienglieng MLA, has siphoned off Rs 7 crore in the last 20 years from the MLA scheme. Mukhim has denied the allegation, saying there may be a leak at the implementation stage of which he is not aware. He only sanctioned the scheme and left it to the implementing agencies, he said.
Addressing a press conference, the KSU's Dienglieng President, Kansing Lynshing, invited Mukhim to a debate on these schemes, saying someone from outside the constituency could preside as judge.
Lynshing also announced the KSU's plan to distribute copies of the information collected through the RTI. He said KSU planned to follow up the debate with a spot inspection on August 31.