Minister in the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government, James Sangma, said today that it is “very irresponsible” for the Bharatiya Janata Party, which is a member of the ruling coalition, to make allegations of illegalities without substance to back them up.
The National People’s Party (NPP) legislator was reacting to reports that Meghalaya BJP leaders flagged the issue of alleged corruption in the Jaiñtia and Garo Hills Autonomous District Councils (JHADC and GHADC) with the party’s national President JP Nadda yesterday in New Delhi.
“Today we are working together as a coalition. The BJP is very much part of the government and we have always made it very clear that anything that needs to be discussed, or concerns that need to be raised, can be done at the right platform wherein we all sit together and discuss,” Sangma said.
However, he added that everyone is well within their rights to make accusations since it’s a democratic country and everyone has a right to express themselves.
“That is the way the BJP wants to go and they can go and meet any leaders in the government of India and express their concerns. But these (allegations) also have to be substantiated by evidence and hard facts,” Sangma added.