SHILLONG, June 3: Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma hit out at the BJP leader lin Kohli for alleging him that he had outsourced to an outsider Guarav Gogoi to challenge in any debate related to development of the state.
Early this week, the BJP leader in charge of Meghalaya lin Kohli has thrown an open challenge to the Chief Minister of Meghalaya to have a debate. But before Sangma could response, Congress MP and AICC spokesman Guarav Gogoi who was in Shillong on Wednesday stepped in by accepting the challenge.
“When has lin Kohli become a resident of Meghalaya?” Dr Sangma retorted, while adding that when a party functiory is responding, he (Kohli) is saying that an outsider of Meghalaya is reacting.
“If Kohli wanted to know about the developmental programmes being initiated by the present government, he should have been in the state five to seven years ago to see the changes,” stated the Congress Chief Minister, adding, “He has got to see what it was before and how the State has transformed now.”
Upping up the ante in his attack against the BJP central leader, Mukul even termed Kohli as an audience to the game that he is playing. “When there is any game, it’s the spectators who make the noise and the players go on to perform in the game. So Kohli is an audience”.
It may be mentioned that recently during his visit to the state, Kohli had challenged Dr Sangma to a debate in failing to provide a corruption-free administration and the apparent total lack of developmental activities in the State.
When asked about the alliance of the pre-poll alliance of the two regiol parties-the UDP and the HSPDP, the Chief Minister soften his tone but he cautioned the electorates in view of the BJP’s possibility piggy ride on the regiol parties.
“These regiol parties know that they cannot align themselves with the BJP in the state, but What is to be seen is if they (UDP-HSPDP) would have back door alliance with the BJP,” the Chief Minister said.