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Mizoram Chakma Development Forum
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23 August 2011
MCDF deplores CYCA president’s pro-corruption stand
New Delhi: Today the Mizoram Chakma Development Forum (MCDF) deplored the pro-corruption stand taken by the President of the Central Young Chakma Association (CYCA), Mr Sashi Chakma who has opposed the decision of the Lawngtlai District Development and Vigilance Forum (LDDVF) to file a case with the CBI against alleged corruption by leaders in Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC).
In a press statement dated 18th August 2011, the CYCA opposed the decision of Lawngtlai District Development and Vigilance Forum (LDDVF) to seek a CBI probe into the alleged “sudden accumulation of wealth” by some CADC leaders. The CYCA stated that the decision to approach the CBI was politically motivated and taken without the consultation with CYCA President Mr Sashi Chakma who claims to be the Vice Chairperson of the LDDVF, sub-headquarters, Chawngte.
“Everybody knows that corruption is all-pervading in CADC. When the entire nation is raising its voice against corruption, it is really unfortunate that CYCA president Mr Sashi Chakma has raised objections to the anti-corruption actions taken by the LDDVF. Whether the case is political or not, it is upto the concerned political party or the accused to respond, not the CYCA which is expected to be apolitical organization. The pro-corruption stand taken by the CYCA president is against the ethos of the CYCA and such a stand may diminish the morale of Chakmas fighting against corruption at various levels.” – stated Mr Hemanta Larma, president of MCDF.
“The CYCA is supposed to work for development and progress of the society including taking measures for eliminating corruption which hampers development. If Mr Sashi Chakma as sub-headquarter Vice Chairperson of LDDVF has any problem with the decisions taken at LDDVF meetings, he should have used his LDDVF position to protest. He must refrain himself from using the CYCA to settle personal differences with any other individual or organization.” – further stated Mr Larma. [Ends]