SHILLONG: Independent MLA David Nongrum who is all set to contest the upcoming Assembly polls on a Congress ticket has slammed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alleging that the saffron party was trying to make inroads in Meghalaya through backdoor
Addressing a gathering after distributing SRWP schemes worth Rs 2.12 crores at Nongrah here on Friday, the independent MLA lambasted BJP over the atrocities on minorities in Madhya Pradesh and other places of the country
He even asked people to be wary of the BJP’s agenda adding “I will not sell my soul to the devil.”
He also added that the BJP would pump in a lot of money in Meghalaya during elections. He pointed out that the Congress had got 28 MLAs in Manipur while BJP had got only 21 seats but the BJP along with the support of NPP and other party formed the Government.
Terming the formation of North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) in which local political parties are partners, as a tactic of BJP to penetrate into the region, Nongrum said that the BJP had brought an anti-conversion bill in Jharkhand under which people have to take permission from the Deputy Commissioners for conversion.
Nongrum also castigated the local parties like NPP, UDP and PDF for remaining mum over the issues saying they are quiet probably because of Rs 133 crore special grants which was sanctioned by the Central Government for the District Councils.
While defending his decision to contest the polls on a Congress ticket, he said that the Congress party stood for everyone.
Earlier, he said that the constituency was getting two schools under ADB project besides there were also talks about construct a 100 –bed hospital in Diengpassoh
The SWRP scheme was distributed among more than 2500 beneficiaries.