SHILLONG: Attacking the Congress party on its “surrender” remark, BJP on Tuesday asked the party why it was running away from the charges that were labelled against it.
Addressing a press conference here, BJP national spokesperson, Nalin Kohli said, “Congress and its leaders keep saying BJP is divisive force. We have government in 19 states along with coalition because every community including Hindu, Muslim and Christian voted for us. By stating that if Meghalaya surrender, the whole country will surrender, I want to ask is this how Congress treat voters.”
“If the people are making up their mind to vote for BJP for ‘development’. Is that a surrender?,” he asked.
Lashing out at Congress, Kohli said, “Calling BJP ant-Christian. I am charging the Congress party for trying to communalise this election. They are trying to force the Churches into politics and that is very unfortunate. Are you saying the BJP Ministers whether in Goa and Manipur are anti-Christians. Our agenda is ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’ and the constitution which doesn’t distinguish anyone with regards to caste, creed or gender.”
Questioning the Congress government, he asked, “Why there are potholes instead of roads in Meghalaya? Why there is no electricity? Why there is no development in the state?.”
On being asked about beef issue, he said, “We respect too what people eat or wear.”
Party’s state president, Shibun Lyngdoh, who was also present at the press conference said, “some say there is a nexus between BJP, NPP and UDP. We are fighting alone in this polls.”
He also claimed that since after the announcement of polls, the law and order is not proper in Meghalaya.
On Monday, Congress party’s spokesperson Tom Vadakkan, while addressing reporters had said that if Meghalaya surrenders in the forthcoming elections, then the whole country will surrender.
He also alleged that the tall claims of Modi that demonetisation will root out black money, circulation of fake notes and terrorism has fallen flat on his face.