From A Correspondent
Shillong, April 20: The state unit of the BJP today said that it was unfortute that a bandh has been called during the visit of its tiol president Amit Shah even as the party said that it was preparing a grand reception for him.
It may be mentioned that Amit Shah is visiting Shillong on April 22 even as the proscribed HNLC called for a 12-hour shutdown to protest against what it called “the Indian political leadership” and against the “atrocities” perpetrated by the Sangh Parivar on minorities.
“The party has strongly condemned the atrocities that have taken place against different Christian communities. Prime Minister rendra Modi has also condemned this shameful act. The Central Government has not taken this lightly and has set up different enquiries to look into the matter,” BJP state unit president Khlur Sing Lyngdoh said in a statement.
The state unit of the BJP also said that it was completely misleading to blame the party regarding the ban on cow slaughter.
According to the state BJP, the issue to ban or not to ban cow slaughter is totally a state subject.
“The party strongly feels that since beef eating is one of the food habits of the majority of the people of Meghalaya, it should not be stopped,” Lyngdoh said.
The party also informed that Amit Shah is also scheduled to meet different non-government organisations and non-Congress politicians during his visit.