Continuing his crusade against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Wednesday blamed the saffron party of ‘corrupting’ the whole political system of the country.
Interacting with the media in Shillong, Sangma expressed his anguish that the BJP on one hand proclaims to have launched a crusade against corruption, but covertly indulge in diabolic designs in corrupting the political system of the country.
The Chief Minister even indicted the BJP of adulterating the federal structure of the nation saying nowhere in the history, the county has seen such an attitude from the Central Government.
“What they are up to I don’t know. Their move to dilute the federal structure of the country is disastrous for the future of the nation,” he told newsmen after a meeting with All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary CP Joshi.
Joshi is on a three-day visit to the hill state to finalize the list of candidates ensuing elections on February 27 next for the 60-member Assembly.
During his brief interaction with the media, Joshi exuded confidence that the Congress party will once again form the Government in the State with ‘two third majority’.
He was also critical of the BJP, saying the ideology of the saffron party has no space in the state.
The AICC general secretary also criticized the Narendra Modi government’s decision of allotting Rs 70 crore projects to churches in Meghalaya.
He also said the National People’s Party (NPP) was working hand in glove with the BJP and the regional parties which are part of North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) have been directly or indirectly supporting BJP.
Meanwhile, the state Congress leadership has made it clear that it will contest all the 60 seats and till date the poll panel has received more than 110 applications.
Senior Congress leader Oscar Fernandes and Selja Kumari will chair the screening committee panels and prepare the final list of candidates. The process of filing nominations in Meghalaya will start from January 31.
Meanwhile, the state Congress party leadership also said that all the top leaders of the party including president Rahul Gandhi will campaign in the State in run up to the polls and a detailed plan was being chalked out for the same.