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BJP may withdraw support for MDA government in Meghalaya: state party in charge

BJP National Vice President and Meghalaya party leader Chuba Ao said on Saturday that the party could withdraw its support for the NPP-led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government within a month.

The BJP, with two MPs, is a junior ally of the six-party coalition government dominated by the National People’s Party (NPP).

Ao said discussions were underway at different levels of the party which would finalize whether or not to support the MDA government within a month.

The BJP leader said the party is investigating reports on the various corruption allegations against the state government and the CBI will deal with the charges once it acquires all the papers.

Although the NPP, led by Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma, is an important element of the BJP-led Northeast Democratic Alliance (NEDA) and the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), its relationship with the saffron party are gradually deteriorating over the years. problems, especially after the arrest of BJP Meghalaya Unit Vice President Bernard N. Marak.

Marak was arrested in Uttar Pradesh on July 25 for allegedly running a brothel in the West Garo Hills district.

BJP workers and leaders had previously staged protests in Tura to demand a fair investigation into Marak’s case, while party workers in West Garo Hills staged a signature drive demanding the removal of the superintendent of police and the deputy district commissioner.

In defense of Marak, BJP leaders claimed the brothel farm had been operational since 2019, but the raid was carried out just six months before assembly elections in Meghalaya to slander Marak and damage his career Politics.



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