By Our Correspondent, TNT News | Shillong, Dec 05, 2018:
Cautioning the people of the State on the alleged attempt of the BJP to promote the RSS agenda, Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Sangma has also accused the National People’s Party (NPP) and the BJP for promoting a “divisive communal agenda.”
While speaking at the felicitation programme of the new State president, Celestine Lyngdoh here, Sangma said that the agenda of the BJP is being dictated from Nagpur (the RSS headquarter).
The Chief Minister while cautioning the Congress party workers to be wary of the BJP’s slogan for a ‘Congress Free India’, said that they should look at the bigger issue which is not to allow the country to disintegrate.
Stating that the BJP doesn’t have the numbers in the Rajya Sabha, Sangma said that the BJP is therefore, trying all means to get the required support in the State Assembly to fulfill its objective.
Sangma further asserted that if the NPP and the BJP gets the numbers in the Assembly in 2018, it would be able to send its nominee from the State into the Rajya Sabha and would be a step closer of getting the required number in the Upper House of the Parliament.
ATTACKS ON CHRISTIAN MISSIONARIES IN MP
On the recent attacks of the Christian missionaries in Madhya Pradesh, Dr Sangma said that he had to write a letter to the Union home minister Rajnath Singh after requests from the people of the state who have children staying in other parts of the country.
“I had to write a strong letter to the union home minister that this is what is happening. It is a dangerous trend and there will be repercussion if your boys and girls there become victims of such elements. There will be spill over effect that can result to chaotic law and order situation,” he said.
EXODUS OF CONGRESS MLAs
On the issue of the exodus of Congress MLAs to the NPP and the BJP, Sangma reiterated that the party was glad: “to get rid of them.” He said that several within the Congress felt that their exit should have been hastened and promised that several would be joining the party in the coming days to replace them.
PROSPECTS OF CONGRESS
On prospects of the Congress in the coming elections, Sangma claimed that the party would be able to get at least 38 seats. The half way mark is 31. The CM said that he was confident of getting the requisite numbers after thorough analysis and feedback from the grassroot workers .
“From Monday,we will be in the political battlefield,” Sangma said.
Meanwhile, elections date for the polls are likely to announced next week by the Election Commission.