SHILLONG, Oct 02: The Leader of the Opposition in Meghalaya, Dr. Mukul Sangma has accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of using the state’s regional parties to ensure that the Congress is kept out of power in Meghalaya.
Dr. Sangma went as far as to say that the incumbent Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma who is also the national president of the National People’s Party (NPP) is a ‘nominee’ of the BJP. In this regard, Dr. Sangma said that the alliance of the NPP and the state’s regional parties will be a short lived one.
“This will change because of the anti-people agenda (of the BJP),” Dr Sangma said here on Tuesday.
Stating that the regional parties are enjoying a ‘honeymoon period’ with the NPP, Dr. Sangma said that this will all soon end.
Dr. Sangma also claimed that the notification issued by centre to see that no illegal slaughter of cows takes place during Bakrid was allowed to be implemented in Meghalaya because the NPP was a partner of the BJP.
Further slamming the BJP, Dr. Sangma said, “People have tried the BJP, they have seen what has happened.”
He also accused the BJP of creating a negative perception over the leader of the All India Congress Party (AICC), Rahul Gandhi while adding that it is the job of the BJP to do so.
“Their job is to create a negative perception. They created that even in Meghalaya by making various allegations against me,” Dr Sangma said.