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SHILLONG, Nov 06, 2017: In a series of attacks against the Mukul Sangma led Congress government in the state, the BJP accused Meghalaya Chief Minister of shying away from a public debate on corruption.
"The Chief Minister is shying away from public debate. As a political leader one has to be fearless and bold like a lion," BJP minority leader from Nagaland Hayithung Bill Lotha said while addressing media persons at the party's office on Monday.
Lotha's statement came days after Rejaul Karim Laskar, AICC Observer for Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Mizoram (Minority Department) turned down the former's demand for the CM's presence on the third day of the agreed debate on corruption.
According to Lotha, corruption is eating away into the society like a "termite" even as he said that if Dr Sangma cares he should accept the challenge for a public debate.
Stating that the Chief Minister should turn up for such an important debate, Lotha said if Sangma does not accept the challenge then he should resign since he is not fit to continue in office.
When specifically asked to comment on Dr Sangma's recent statement that the BJP was insignificant in Meghalaya, Lotha said by making such a statement, the Chief Minister is making a "great political error." The BJP leader also predicted that the saffron party was gaining strength day by day in the state and predicted that it will come to power after the election in 2018.
Furthermore, Lotha accused that Meghalaya is witnessing total dynastic politics with the state being "managed" by Dr Sangma, his brother Zenith Sangma and his wife Dikkanchi D Shira while alleging them of looting the entire state's resources.
Meanwhile, the BJP also said that the party 'cares' for minority rights and their welfare.