By Our Reporter
SHILLONG, Dec 4: After projecting himself as a candidate for the BJP ticket from Shillong parliamentary constituency for the Lok Sabha elections, party leader and Cabinet Minister AL Hek has now asked the party to field women candidates from both Shillong and Tura seats.
Talking to media persons here on Monday during a function organised to celebrate the BJP’s poll success in some states, Hek said he has categorically told the party that it will be better to field women in the two seats if the party comes across potential candidates.
Asked about his “new idea”, he said the central government passed the Women’s Reservation Bill and the party has to respect it.
Stating that Shillong and Tura are the two potential seats for the BJP, Hek said the party is working in tandem with the newly-elected office bearers to win the polls.
He said it is up to the BJP central leadership to decide whether or not he will be the party’s Shillong candidate. He said the party is working hard to find the right candidates.
Hek said the BJP’s sterling performances in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan indicated that the party will sweep the Lok Sabha polls.
Asked about its poor performance in Telangana and Mizoram, he said the party increased its vote share in the two states.
Earlier in the day, BJP workers burst firecrackers and distributed sweets to celebrate the party’s success in the three states.