SHILLONG, May 19: Opining that the Congress party needs to come back to power post the 2018 state polls, a BJP member from Shillong North constituency, Lurshai Lyngwa has resigned from the saffron party while pledging allegiance to the most probable candidate of the Congress party from the constituency and incumbent Health and Family Welfare Minister, Roshan Warjri.
“I have decided to resign from the BJP,” Lyngwa said on Friday while announcing his decision not to contest the 2018 polls.
It may be noted here that Lyngwa was vying for a BJP ticket in the said polls. He however said that he is taking with him as many as 75 BJP members as he resigns from the party.
Informing that the decision was made after conducting an analysis on the matter, he said that he has decided to fully support Warjri because she is a silent worker despite of having done a lot for the constituency.
An open critic of the Congress party in the past, Lyngwa has made a u – turn and this can be surmised through his words wherein he said, “Through my analysis I must congratulate the Chief Minister, Dr. Mukul Sangma and his team for proving that it is only the Congress that can ensure a stable government in the state.”
Stating the Congress deserves another chance, he said that the party has done a good job while in power in Meghalaya in spite of the state being confronted with the financial crunch arising out of the NGT ban on coal mining.
He also opined that the BJP will take some time to gain a foothold in Meghalaya as it would take a long time for the people of the state to accept the party’s ideology.
According to him, politics in Meghalaya is not based on party politics. He however refused to further comment on other issues related to the BJP.