Representational photo of GHADC office in Tura.

In a war of words the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday attacked the National People’s Party (NPP) over the political affairs in the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC).

Meghalaya BJP on Wednesday said the challenge to replace the present Executive Committee with little or no authority is an endeavour to put things in the affairs of the Council indefinitely.

Meghalaya BJP president Ernest Mawrie has expressed surprise over the statement of Meghalaya NPP president Dr WR Kharlukhi, who was not happy with the issue of political drama in the GHADC and alleged that the BJP was sharing the same bed with the Congress in GHADC.

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“The NPP president will do well to remember that NPP elected members are old wine in a new bottle. A member of the District Council of any political party can always maintain his or her own identity in the Council,” Mawrie said.

“When any member is not gratified with the style of functioning of the ruling side that desires 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,” Mawrie added.

Mawrie in a statement also said state NPP president’s statement became much less convincing as the “Pot calling the Kettle black” fogging the issues with unrelated information which are totally nonsense, trying to portray the half-truth proclamation as reality.

The BJP is less likely to be vulnerable at the attempt of dividing the party, be at the state as well as the Council level he said.

He added 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 EC 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,” the Meghalaya BJP president said.

Earlier, the BJP attempted to topple the NPP-led Executive Committee in GHADC with the support of MDCs from the opposition Congress and Independents.

However, the chairman of the Council, Denang T Sangma, adjourned the House and did not take up the ‘no confidence’ motion.

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