Cong leaders flay us in the day, seek to join us at night: Meghalaya BJP


SHILLONG: The state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson, Vasu Chakraborty took a jibe at Congress’ allegations against BJP, by terming the ruling Congress legislators as “mentally imbalance.”

“The (the Congress legislators) are mentally imbalance. The sitting Congress MLAs are blaming the BJP during the day and at night they contact the (BJP) high command for safe passage to the BJP,” he said.

The BJP leaders present at the press conference on Tuesday refused to divulge the names of those Congress legislators, and state vice-president, JA Lyngdoh, said, “Time will come when everything will become clear.”

Replying to a query, Lyngdoh said, “Sitting MLAs will get the preference (for party ticket). We will go by convention,” adding that sitting MLAs may not get preference only when the people feel that the MLA is no longer fit to represent them.

On a lighter note, Chakraborty said, “We are a political party. We are going to take the running horse and not the wounded horse.

Commenting on the prospects of Congress in the 2018 Assembly elections, Lyngdoh said, “Everybody knows Congress will not come back to power.”

He was also reacting to Urban Affairs Minister and Mylliem legislator Ronnie V Lyngdoh accusing the BJP for trying to do away with reservation and quota system for minorities and tribals.

Asking Ronnie to substantiate his accusations, he said, “His pessimistic and unregulated opinion and an attempt to spread lies on the issue on reservation policy are not acceptable to the Bharatiya Janata Party.”

“He should state his stand on this statement. It is not only misleading but treacherous that can boomerang if he fails to produce documentary guidelines to support his statements,” he added.

Alleging that Congress is indulging in rumour mongering, Lyngdoh said, “Congress party has become very nervous. By first week of November and last week of December, there will be a landslide in the Congress party as many Congress legislators will go out on their own way. This is a known fact by everybody.”  He further said, “BJP is for development and also no discrimination.”

Amit Shah’s visit

When asked about national BJP president Amit Shah’s visit to the state, Chakraborty said, “He is busy but preparations are on. It will be confirmed only after the Gujarat polls.” The state BJP leaders pointed out that the delay in visiting the state was due to certain reasons.



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