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Meghalaya BJP slams CM on Assam remarks

Last Updated: Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 18:58

Shillong: A day after Meghalaya Chief
Minister Mukul Sangma described the BJP as "a threat to
country`s unity", the saffron party’s Meghalaya unit on Saturday hit
back saying Sangma was worried because the BJP could come to
power in Assam.

"Sangma’s concern for the BJP in quite natural. Being
a physician, he could feel the pulse of the Assam electorate
who are ready to reject the Congress in this assembly polls,"
BJP general secretary Dipayan Chakraborty said reacting to
Sangma’s comment at a press conference yesterday in Guwahati
where he had gone for election campaigning.
Chakraborty said Sangma, a Congress leader, was
concerned that after the BJP became a force to reckon with in
Assam, it might have an impact in neighbouring Meghalaya.

He said the Chief Minister who went to the neighboring
state should have apologized to the people of Assam on behalf
of the Congress that he and his Assam counterpart have not
been able to settle the boundary issue.
Apparently referring to the frequent reports of
dissidence within the state Congress, the BJP leader said
Sangma seems to have lost the faith of even his own party MLAs
in the state.

"Expectations were high when he became the Chief
Minister but he has failed miserably and his government looks
to be completely in ICU," he said.


First Published: Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 18:58
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