GUWAHATI, Sept 6: Meera Barthakur who has been expelled from the BJP has seemingly caught some of the party leaders on the wrong foot. Addressing a press meet at Dispur Press Club today, she said that despite the expulsion by the Mohila Morcha, she still considers herself as a member of the party.
She averred that the actions have been taken against her in sheer violation of the rules enshrined in the party constitution. She said that since she is associated with the parent body of the BJP, the Mohila Morcha of the party had no authority to take such expulsion action against her.
She further said that the action taken against her was totally wrong as she was not served any show cause and that copy of expulsion was issued to her through Whatsapp.
Stating that she is a dedicated worker of the party and engaged in various activities of the party at different levels in a host of capacities, the action against her was triggered mainly by growing jealousy of some members.
Meera Barthakur further said that since she raised her voice in the matter of Union Minister Rajan Gohain’s alleged involvement in a sexual harassment case, she was victimized and that the Mohila Morcha, adding that the Morcha could not dare to take a stand in the said case and maintained stony silence.
The expelled BJP leader also said that in the matter of the the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 she raised her voice against the Bill keeping in tune the Vision Document of the party which made no mention about granting citizenship to Hindu Bangladeshi nationals. She elaborated that the Vision Document only made mention of implementation of the Assam Accord.
Referring to an alleged unacceptable move made by a party leader against her(the matter has hit the media headline in a big way), she said that she had written 26 letters to the Chief Minister. However, and till now she has not received any response from the CM’s end, she added.
Commenting on the Chief Minister, Meera Barthakur said that the comments made by the former are always of casual nature bereft of seriousness and that accordingly nobody accords any importance to his observations. In the matter of the functioning of the party she said that it is running like a private company with the party constitution falling by the wayside. She went on to state that there is nothing bad about the party; it is the activities of some members that has brought a bad name to the party, she added. Stating that she would not accept the expulsion, Meera Barthakur added that she would not do anything that would harm the party.