SHILLONG | Jan 29:
The Bharatiya Janata Party, an ally in MDA government and the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) in Meghalaya today trained its gun at the ruling NPP over the current imbroglio in the council even as it termed the NPP elected members of the council “old wine in a new bottle.”
In a statement issued on Wednesday, the BJP state president Ernest Mawrie came down heavily on the NPP president over his reported statement on the political drama in the GHADC alleging the saffron party of sharing the same bed with the Congress.
“The NPP President will do well to remember that NPP elected members are old wine in a new bottle,” said Mawrie.
The Member of the District Council of any political party can always maintain his or her own identity in the Council and when any member is not gratified with the style of functioning of the ruling side, who desire to cling to their seats even after reducing to minority, the door is always opened for the aggrieved member to align with the party having the majority in the Council, simple logic, said the state BJP president.
The statement came following the events that took place in the special session of the council on Monday wherein the Dipul Marak-led EC survived after the chairman decided against taking up the no-confidence motion on the ground the lead petitioner had withdrawn it and submitted an affidavit on January 9.
The BJP took a big hit as it was hoping to form a new executive committee with the support of nine MDCs after several Congress and independent members joined the party.
Attacking the NPP president, Mawrie said “His statement becomes much less convincing as the “Pot calling the Kettle black” fogging the issues with unrelated information which are totally nonsense, trying to portrayed the half–truth proclamation as reality.”
The BJP is less likely to be vulnerable at the attempt of dividing us, be at the State as well as the Council level, said Mawrie adding that the deflection happens when the present Executive Council is facing the real problem, other than other issues, of miss-management of the affairs of the council.
“Briefly, the challenge to replace the present E.C, with little or no authority, is an endeavor to put things in the affairs of the GHADC, indefinitely. The deceit of the present EC may be better known to the people of the region and let the people know what has occurred,” he added.