Mukul Sangma questions BJP's move to back Meghalaya NPP-led MDA-2.0

March 10, 2023 by MT Bureau
Staff Reporter

Shillong, March 9: Former chief minister Mukul Sangma today questioned BJP’s decision to support the National People’s Party-led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance – 2.0 government despite its promise of zero tolerance against corruption.

 Sangma told reporters that BJP had said that there is a need to change the MDA regime and the reason being the issue of corruption.

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 “Now issue corruption if they have been so rhetoric on issues of corruption and suddenly they realize that they didn’t get the numbers and surrender, it is not something which is expected by the people nor by political parties like us because with every political party lies a huge responsibility, responsibility towards the larger good of the people and interest of the state,” he said.

 “Now doesn’t BJP subscribe to the idea of walking the talk and at the same time doesn’t they realize the huge amount of responsibility that they have being the political party who is governing this great nation and also BJP must be reminded of the fact that none other than the prime minister himself have promised to the people of this great nation that come what may there will be zero tolerance against corruption,” he said.  

 Asserting the need to understand the responsibility that comes along with every mandate, Sangma said, “Whether you win the election or not but you have shared the votes of the people. Whether the percentage of votes is enough to convert into winning or otherwise but the fact is that people have repose a certain amount of confidence even if the number is not enough to make the party have that kind of number they expected but nevertheless their words were taken by the people, people have believed them that is why people have gone towards their party and therefore, the responsibility of that political party towards fulfilling their commitment lies.”