Shillong ( Meghalaya), Dec 21 : BJP Meghalaya today opened a scathing attack on the TMC for their false promises and their track record on corruption, hooliganism, violence based politics, appeasement, and on turning independent states into dole dependant societies.
BJP spokesperson M Kharkrang said that the TMC in Meghalaya is like the East India Company which has come into the state with a mindset to plunder its peace and harmony, and to create in Meghalaya another mishap like the West Bengal.
Kharkrang said that the TMC is a regional party of West Bengal with no understanding of Meghalaya and its people. He argued that while the TMC spoke about wanting sons of the soil to run the state, they would continue to run a proxy govt from West Bengal. This, he said, is already evident from the promises that they are making. He said, they wanted to replicate their failed West Bengal model of mis-governance in Meghalaya as well.
Questioning the real intent of the recently announced ‘We Card’, Kharkrang said that this failed scheme was already on-going in West Bengal under the aegis of ‘Lakshmir Bhandar’. The scheme in WB is marked with favouritism in the selection of beneficiaries. Party workers get multiple disbursements while other beneficiaries are struck off without explanation. The scheme is also particularly lucrative for the party as it allows for easy misappropriation and diversion of funds. Moreover, the We Card scheme is being marketed as a tool to empower women. However the fact is the condition of women in West Bengal is far from good. WB reports highest number of rapes and kidnapping of women in the country. A rape occurs in WB almost every 8 hours under the governance model of the TMC.
Kharkrang said that after having fed on the development funds and opportunities of West Bengal, the TMC now wants to deprive Meghalaya too.
Further, Kharkrang said that the politics in Meghalaya is non-violent and the political discourse is largely decent. However, TMC is known for its politics of revenge and violence. The nation watched in horror as TMC goons descended upon their political rivals with vengeance after the last assembly elections in WB. Political murders are an everyday news in West Bengal.
On Abhishek Banerjee’s statement saying that the TMC is the only party that stands against the BJP, Kharkrang said that BJP on the other hand is the only party that stands with the people of Meghalaya.