The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has become recognised by the Meghalaya public as the true opponents of corruption and is now an “accepted party” in the state, the saffron outfit said in a press release today.
The party admitted that it had had an image problem, because it “was thought to be a communal party” but now the BJP is “seen as the guardian of the common people.”
Today the BJP’s state office bearers held a meeting in Shillong, presided over by the state President, Ernest Mawrie.
The meeting discussed the organisational set up of the party in Meghalaya, with district heads submitting their reports, and unanimously passed a resolution on ‘Zero Tolerance on Corruption’, which was moved by state Vice-President Bernard Marak.
The resolution states that the BJP had been unfairly targeted by “communal propaganda” of rival parties.
But now, “by voicing out against corruption and irregularities in the government (of which it is a member), BJP has made its presence felt as the guardian of the common men rather than a political party,” the resolution adds.
After winning only two seats in the 60-member Assembly at the last elections in 2018, the Hindu nationalist party now expects its anti-corruption stand to translate into more votes and “enable BJP to win double digit seats in the next legislative election.”
A commitment to its “zero tolerance” policy on corruption will ensure that the public stands loyally by the party, the BJP expects.