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Meghalaya woman faces social boycott for ‘exposing’ MGNREGA graft -Prasanta Mazumdar

-The New Indian Express

She said she started facing the social boycott from the time she had lodged a complaint alleging corruption in MGNREGA implementation.

GUWAHATI: A woman in Meghalaya alleged she was facing a social boycott in her village for “exposing” corruption in the implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA).

Thrina Suchen, who hails from East Jaintia Hills, alleged that the village authorities had on November 30 last year barred the villagers from buying items from her shop and entering her house.

She said she started facing the social boycott from the time she had lodged a complaint with government authorities alleging corruption in MGNREGAimplementation.

Miffed that she did not consult the Waheh Chnong (headman) prior to filing an RTI application, the village authorities had imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on her but she refused to pay it.

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