The state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday said it is the NPP that will have to leave the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government once their corruption is unveiled.
The saffron party, which has been opposing corruption in the autonomous district councils (ADCs) and illegal coal transportation, also threatened to approach the Court and the Lokayukta for a CBI probe and action against corrupt leaders and officials.
This came a day after the Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong had asked the state BJP to leave the MDA, if it is not comfortable working together.
“NPP has revealed its true colour by asking BJP to leave MDA when in reality it is NPP who might need to leave MDA once their corruption is unveiled and the fear of which has made them oppose CBI inquiry,” BJP state vice president, Bernard N Marak said in a statement.
“If there’s no corruption why are they scared? Money might be everything for NPP but to BJP, money is not everything but “good governance” is. So, BJP dare NPP to decide to fight BJP on corruption issues or to walk out of MDA,” he said.
He continued by saying if NPP wants to indulge in corruption openly, they should decide whether they want to be in MDA or leave as BJP will not submit to their corrupt tactics of looting the public.
According to him, the people are fed up of rampant corruption in the state and faith on MDA is going out because of NPP who avoid table talks.
On Tynsong questioning the BJP’s failure to raise the alleged illegalities in the MDA coordination committee, the BJP leader said the NPP never gave platform to discuss issues on GHADC scams, illegal coal transportation and others.
“They acted like BJP was nobody to them that’s the reason why BJP made a decision to expose the corruption within its coalition partners… BJP always wanted these matters to be discussed internally but NPP never acknowledged,” he said.
Stating that by no means BJP will compromise the looting of the public in the name of coalition, Marak said, “If NPP needs BJP only to get financial assistance from the Centre, BJP will take it up at the highest level and about CBI, we are moving Court. We will also file case at Lokayukta court too against all corrupt leaders and officials.”