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Meghalaya: BJP opposes introduction of Central Bonded Warehouse

The introduction of the Central Bonded Warehouse in the state has now been opposed by BJP Meghalaya.

State President, Ernest Mawrie on Friday said in a statement that, “Centralising the bonded warehouse is not going to benefit the 44 bond owners in Meghalaya but will greatly benefit only four owners who will control the entire system of supply”.

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The CBW was abolished in Rajasthan when the BJP government found that it was not helping the needs of the state as only a few were benefiting from it. CBW is often controlled by some individuals who make maximum profit for their political bosses, which ultimately leads to the mafia system of functioning, Mawrie said.

BJP does not want Meghalaya to become a mafia-ruled state as it is turning into one with scams erupting right from councils, coal, electricity bills, etc., Mawrie further said, adding that the CBW will promote corruption.

Signing off Mawrie said, “BJP strongly opposes this decision and we would go to any end to counter the decision of the Conrad Sangma- led government. Officials involved in the introduction of CBW will also be dealt with all legal proceedings because it is not the mandate of the public but few corrupt thinking leaders and officials who want to turn Meghalaya into a mafia-run society.”

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