The Marvelene Inn's trafficking case made headlines in 2016 and 2017 during the tenure of the Congress government. In 2016, the case, related to trafficking of a minor girl aged 14 allegedly for prostitution, had unfolded at Marvelene's Inn, which belongs to the then home minister, HDR Lyngdoh. Several people landed in police net in connection with this case, including former militant and ex-MLA Julius Dorphang, who is currently out on bail.
"The Leader of Opposition, instead of understanding morality and the grievous nature of the crime that was committed by his own minister, continues to play his own political game to try and gain petty political mileage," the NPP leader said.
NPP on alleged irregularities in Power Department
Terming the former chief minister, Mukul Sangma as a "seasoned architect in erecting facades", the NPP spokesperson Marcuise N Marak said that the ‘24x7 Power for All' initiative announced by the former CM, while it sounds fancy, did not serve the purpose.
"All that Mukul Sangma did was use his mastery of words to smoothly blindfold the people into believing that work was being done. The MDA government, in two years, has electrified five times the number of villages that Mukul Sangma’s government ever did," Marak claimed.