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State BJP demands CM’s resigtion

FROM A CORRESPONDENT

SHILLONG, Feb 3: The Meghalaya unit of the BJP on Friday demanded the resigtion of Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma over the fiasco of the Dual Post Bill which was passed in 2015.

The BJP in the state alleged that the Bill was passed in the Meghalaya Assembly with the intention to do away with the institution of the district council.

“Mukul Sangma wants to do away with the district council since he feels that on the MLAs would be enough (to run the state),” state BJP general secretary David Kharsati said while addressing media persons in the party’s office.

“It is high time people should know that this man (Mukul Sangma) wants to do away with the district council,” Kharsati added.

The BJP said that the Chief Minister should not play with the state by taking the people “for a ride”.

The BJP general secretary said that the Bill which was passed in the Assembly was “defeated” in the Apex Court.

Kharsati also said that since the Supreme Court had stated that the post of MDC was not an office of profit, the Bill now stands “null and void.” “Practically and turally we can contest both the elections (MLA & MDC),” the state BJP general secretary said.

He also said if a BJP candidate wins the 2018 election he will also contest the 2019 district council elections. Meanwhile, the BJP had a word of praise for suspended Congress legislator from Mawsynram, Pynshngain N Syiem.

“Pynshngain Syiem is a real legislator and we should thank his boldness for doing what he did,” Kharsati said. The BJP also said that it felt bad for those MDCs who resigned.

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