SHILLONG, April 18: As multiple bans imposed by the BJP in India continue to steal the limelight, critics across the country has called for a serious introspection into what they termed– ‘violation of the fundamental rights’.
The worse is not over for the BJP as people take to social networking sites to vent out their anger and disagreement over various issues and bans imposed by the NDA government.
The recent reports of RSS proposal to ban beef consumption in Northeast India has indeed gathered a lot of criticisms from various quarters of the society.
Alleged of being involved in a Hindutva doctrine, popularized for being anti-secular in social networking sites, the BJP Meghalaya unit has time and again been busy in issuing clarification but no more as the party decides to hit back the legal way.
Addressing media persons in Shillong on Tuesday, BJP Meghalaya unit vice president JA Lyngdoh said allegations levelled against the BJP is nothing but a propaganda to weaken the party and most importantly to divide the people based on cultural and religious ground.
Lyngdoh said the party has decided to put its foot down by going hammer and tongs against those propagating hate politics by projecting BJP as an anti-Christian party in social networking sites, the BJP state unit is all set to lodge a police complaint against those involved.
“We will file a complaint with the state police department and the central intelligence agencies against vested interest groups who are using the social media to spread rumours that the BJP is anti-Christian,” said the newly elected state BJP vice president, JA Lyngdoh.
Clearing the air, BJP president, Shibun Lyngdoh claimed that the BJP believes only in one agenda “sabka ka saath sabka vikas” — “Inclusive and overall development” and absolutely not in religion based politics further adding that BJP wants to present itself as a viable alternative with like-minded parties to usher in an era of development
Lyngdoh further informed that BJP has already identified existing party leaders to contest in the upcoming 2018 Assembly polls.
Reshuffle in party leadership
The BJP had a reshuffle of its office bearers on Tuesday. Former State Minister JA Lyngdoh was appointed as the vice-president and Bashailang Khongwir was appointed as the new general secretary of the party replacing David Kharsati.
Sumita Banerjee, Ernest Mawrie, former MDC David Kharsati and Rikman G Momin will take on roles as the vice presidents of the state unit of the party while B Khongwir and Pramod Koch will now serve as the General Secretaries of the party.
Dipayan Chakraborty, Khlur Singh and Neil Antonio War have been made State Executive Members of the party alongside Gagan Jain who was earlier the state vice president of the party.
TNT News with inputs from Meghalaya Times