From Our Correspondent, Shillong News | Tura, Feb 4, 2018:
Just weeks before the state goes to polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday suffered a major blow after party vice president, Moromi K Marak tendered her resignation after being denied party ticket.
BJP ticket aspirant from Dalu, Moromi K Marak on Sunday resigned from the party along with over 3000 of her supporters in the border town of Dalu in West Garo Hills.
The BJP had early announced the name of Kurosh Marak as the candidate for the seat in Dalu leaving Moromi to quit the party to fight as an independent candidate against her former party and other political rivals.
“We have been behind the growth of the BJP in Dalu and had high hopes of the party walking the talk on women empowerment. However, this has not been the case and I have been overlooked for the seat by the party,” said Moromi while talking to reporters.
According to the leader, the decision to contest was taken by her supporters who felt that they needed her to represent them in the coming elections.
“The party had offered me to fight the North Tura seat which I declined as I have been working with the people of Dalu for years now, so changing bases now made no sense. The party denied me the ticket for reasons best known to them,” she added while stating that it was through her and her supporter’s efforts that the BJP was in a position to win in the constituency.
The former BJP leader quit the party after submitting her resignation along with those of various mandal group presidents (Mahila, Kissan and Yuva) in a letter to the state president, Shibun Lyngdoh dated today, Feb 4.
The resignation of Moromi comes a day after another BJP leader, Jan Arengh quit the party after being overlooked by the BJP for the Williamnagar seat.