SHILLONG, Jul 17: Meghalaya Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Sangma has come down heavily on the NDA government at the centre for its alleged move to impose the ideologies of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in the state.
Citing few of the rules and regulations which according to him ‘destroys the fabric of democracy’, Dr Sangma that the BJP is driven by the RSS and its ideology and the party’s agenda is no different from that of the RSS.
Speaking to media person after casting his vote for the Presidential election at Meghalaya Legislative Assembly premises here on Monday, the chief minister said “The Central Government is not pursuing the agenda of a political party but the agenda of RSS.”
Alleging that the BJP is adopting an indirect tactic omake inroad into Meghalaya through the RSS, Sangma said that the RSS is the main work force for the Bharatiya Janata Party at the grassroot level.
While referring to the recent Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act which restricts sale of cattle for slaughter, the chief minister said that the move was a reflection of the BJP’s allegiance to the RSS. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi is bound by the diktat of RSS and one such example of RSS interference was the linking of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act to sell of cattle and location of cattle markets in the country,” he said.
Terming RSS as non-Government actors, Sangma said that they have managed to pull the strings of governance and imposed as well enforced their agendas in the country, which is unconstitutional.
Sangma also rebuked the RSS’s unconstitutional method stating that their ideologies and agendas are reflected in various rules and policy ever since the BJP came to power.”They are putting their agendas in framing the rules and external forces are taking control of various authorities in different ministries,” he alleged.
Calling upon the people to think and act wisely, the chief minister asserted that the people should be able to read between the lines and see the BJP for what it truly represents. “The citizens of Meghalaya to come together and insulate the society, community and vulnerable groups from the forces of the RSS,” he said.
Stating that it is the responsibility of citizens and society to understand their hidden agendas which are not acceptable to all, Sangma said the people needs to be sensitised about the agendas of the RSS and the BJP.