SHILLONG, April 29: Shembhalang L Chyne, an active member of the Bharatya Janata Party (BJP) Shella mondal, has resigned for the BJP on April 6 last and has joined the People’s Democratic Front (PDF).
Chyne, a ticket aspirant of the PDF from Shella constituency for the MDC election 2019 was formally welcomed into the PDF Shella Zonal Committee yesterday in the presence of Leston Wanswet of the PDF, beside many other members of the party in a meeting held at Saitsohpen, Sohra.
Speaking to reporters Chyne said that he has decided to contest the MDC election 2019 from the PDF since the newly floated party is still a very clean party.
“Despite being a new party, the PDF was able to secure four seats in the last MLA election which shows that the people acceptance of the party ideology,” he said, adding that as a young candidate he wanted to bring about many changes and development in his constituency which, however, has remained stagnant for the last 30 years.
“The road system in the whole of our constituency is pathetic and we lack proper healthcare centers and educational institutions and this is the reason I have come forward to be able to do something for my constituency and the State as a whole,” he said.
Chyne also said that his main priority will also be to strengthen the custom and practices of the indigenous Khasi people and also to lawfully empower the traditional institutions and all the Himas by working together with the District Council and the State Government. He also vouched, if need be, to even approach the Central Government to empower these institutions.
When asked about his leaving the BJP, Chyne said that Meghalaya being a Christian-dominated State it’s still very hard for the BJP ideology to penetrate in the State even though everyone wanted imminent changes.
“The result of the last State Assembly elections has clearly shown that the BJP influence in the State is still not very impressive,” he added.