AITC MP from West Bengal Derek O’Brien on Friday said the National People’s Party (NPP) is the pipe to bring the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) into Meghalaya.
Addressing media persons, O’Brien said, “We all know that they (NPP) are the pipe of the BJP. They are the pipe to bring the fascist, anti-constitutional BJP into Meghalaya.”
The AITC parliamentary party leader said, “Who will join where…first keep your flock in order then we will see. Don’t get so hassled about the MYE Card and the We Card because these are all very powerful realities, which are around.”
The Rajya Sabha MP said that the TMC will partner with the people of Meghalaya.
“We have decided who our partners are and I think we are very clear who our partners are and with that focus in mind that our partners are that is why we are focused on what we have to offer to the people of Meghalaya. We made up our minds that TMC Meghalaya will partner with the people of Meghalaya nothing more, nothing less,” he said.
Stating that the TMC respects all its opponents, O’Brien said, “We are not arrogant, so each party can say what they want to say. We are here to say that we have a mission for Meghalaya. We have presented our agendas for Meghalaya and we have people like Charles Pyngrope, Mukul Sangma, George Lyngdoh and many others. We are doing our best because we actually believe we have something to offer to the state.”
On the Congress’ five commitments towards a five star Meghalaya, the AITC leader said, “Every political party has a democratic right to offer whatever they have to offer in a manifesto. I have two things to say – one is imitation is the best form of flattery and two is I have just come from Delhi and I have been there for the last 10 days, so the less we say about the other parties, the better.”
The TMC further slammed the NPP-led MDA government for its multiple transgressions including rice scam, smart meter scam, police vehicle scam, and the infamous Assembly dome collapse among other things.
It also presented the compilation of the parliamentary speeches made by TMC MPs concerning various issues of Meghalaya such as the inclusion of the Garo and Khasi languages in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution, attack on Christian institutions, scams in Meghalaya, illegal coal mining and lack of development in Meghalaya and Northeast.