FROM A CORREPONDENT
SHILLONG, May 2: Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma today said that the BJP should be more concerned of Himanta Biswa Sarma for he may stake his claim to the chair of Chief Minister of Assam.
“The BJP will have to take care of Himanta Biswa Sarma because after sometime he will say that (Sarbanda) Sonowal should step down so that he can take over. He will not remain where he is. He left the Congress because of that,” Dr Sangma said.
Continuing his tirade against Sarma, the Meghalaya Chief Minister said that the Assam minister would be more of a problem for the BJP than he was for the Congress.
“I know him well,” Dr Sangma said.
Once a close associate of former Congress Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, Sarma had resigned from his ministry in 2014 following differences. He joined the BJP in 2015.
In an obvious reference to Sarma, the Chief Minister also stated that people from other states are asserting themselves in Meghalaya without knowing about the ground reality.
“What type of home work have they done before commenting?” Dr Sangma asked.
It may be mentioned that during his visit to Shillong on April 21, the Assam Minister had said that Dr Sangma would lose the 2018 Assembly elections even as he rated the performance of the Mukul Sangma-led government as “zero”.