SHILLONG, Nov 06: The Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr. Mukul Sangma has been accused by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of shying away from a public debate on corruption.
“The Chief Minister is shying away from a public debate. As a political leader one has to be fearless and bold like a lion,” BJP minority leader from Nagaland Hayithung Bill Lotha said while addressing media persons at the party’s office on Monday.
According to Lotha corruption is eating away into the society like a “termite” even as he said that if Dr. Sangma cares he should accept the challenge for a public debate.
The BJP minority cell leader also said that if the Chief Minister does not accept the challenge for a public debate on corruption then he should resign since he is not fit to continue in office.
When specifically asked to comment on Dr. Sangma’s recent statement that the BJP was insignificant in Meghalaya, Lotha said that the saffron party is gaining strength by the day in the state even as he predicted that it will come to power after the election in 2018.
He also said that the Chief Minister, by making such a statement was making a “great political error.”
Lotha also claimed that Meghalaya was being “managed” by Dr. Sangma, his brother Zenith Sangma and his wife Dikkanchi D Shira.
“There is total dynastic politics in Meghalaya. They are looting the entire state’s resources,” Lotha alleged.
Meanwhile, the BJP also said that the party “cares” for minority rights and their welfare.