New Delhi: Four Meghalaya legislators, Benedic R. Marak (Raksamgre) & Ferlin C. A. Sangma (Selsella) both from Conrad Sangma-led NPP and Himalaya Muktan (Shangpliang) Trinamool Congress and Samuel Sangma, Independent MLA from Baghmara, joined BJP on Wednesday, Dec 14, at the party’s national headquarters here in the presence of Assam Chief Minister and NEDA convener Himanta Biswa Sarma.
“Four important Meghalaya leaders have joined BJP today. I am confident, BJP will be strengthened and we are confident, this time we will get the blessings of the people of Meghalaya,” senior party leader Rituraj Sinha said.
BJP leader and coordinator North East Sambit Patra also was present. Himalaya Muktan said all four of them were overwhelmed to join the BJP. “We are growing by the day, and it is getting more impressed by the developmental changes being brought by Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” he said. “Guwahati is becoming the fastest growing city in the country and all these are possible because PM Narendra Modi has soft corner for the northeast,” he said.
“The great party BJP has impressed all four of us,” he said, adding, “We would like to tell the people of the country that in a place like Meghalaya, BJP is growing by the day, and it is getting more impressed by the developmental changes that have been brought by none other than our great Prime Minister Narendra Modi”. “It is a pride moment for the BJP,” Assam CM and NEDA convener Himanta Biswa Sarma said. “We are preparing well for elections in all three north-eastern states – Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland,” Himanta told reporters.
Himanta further said that the BJP would do well in elections in three states Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura. “This is a new beginning…Since 2014, the northeast has undergone a tremendous change. Every sector, the northeast, is progressing. Thanks to the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” Himanta said, adding, ‘today, the northeast has been mainstreamed completely”. “As a result, you have seen that three state governments run by BJP have been elected twice consecutively.
BJP’s growth in the northeast is not a temporary phenomenon. Now you have seen the governments in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Manipur headed by BJP have been repeated twice,” Himanta said. Thus, he maintained, the BJP’s “outreach in the northeast has become permanent. Now the address of BJP has become completely permanent in the northeast”.