Meghalaya: Congress latest enrollment drive
SHILLONG: The Congress which has set a target to enroll at least 3 lakh members ahead of party's organisational election assuring confidence that it could easily meet the required target within the next 11 days even as it claimed that it would not resort to inducement in order to attract the people to join the party. Congress MP in Rajya Sabha, Jesudasu Seelam, addressing a press conference at Congress Bhavan said that out of a target of 3 lakhs, the party has been able to enroll about 1.6 lakhs members so far.
Seelam said, "We hope we can reach the target within the next 11 days and there is no question of inducement and we would not resort to any tactic or force people to join the party, it is not to attract people, but to speak about the truth and the truth shall set you free" , while announcing May 15 as the deadline for the enrollment drive in the state.
According to Seelam, the youth and people of Meghalaya are very clear in their thinking process and are "keeping a close watch on the present government." "We are restless to secure our rights, to protect farmers from being exploited, fighting for the people of the Northeast to retain special category status and we are restless because somebody is working against the interest of minorities and trying to disturb communal harmony among various communities in the country." added Seelam.
Regarding the plans if the BJP will enroll more people than the Congress, Seelam added, "We do not want to compete with anyone and we are here to draw our own plan."
The Congress MP also slammed the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre saying that "the expectation is very high from the present government but their promise and practices are totally opposite and anti-people." On the other side the Meghalaya unit of the BJP has claimed that the ruling Congress in Meghalaya has become restless after understanding the growth of the BJP in Meghalaya and the special attention being given by the Narendra Modi-led government towards the Northeast.