SHILLONG, JUNE 06: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today denied of having any ‘backdoor alliance’ with the regional political parties in the state and announced that it would contest from all the 60 seats in the 2018 assembly elections.
Addressing pressmen on Tuesday, BJP state president Shibun Lyngdoh said, “We are going to fight the elections all alone and there is no front or back door alliance with any political parties.”
He was reacting to the recent allegation of the chief minister Mukul Sangma that the UDP and HSPDP are having a backdoor alliance with the BJP.
Reacting to a query, Lyngdoh informed that there are many sitting legislators including ministers that have send feelers to the party.
He claimed that these sitting legislators belonging to the ruling Congress and other political parties are just waiting for the right time to openly declare to join the BJP.
“I hope by July or August they will switch and join the party,” he said.
Meanwhile, the BJP has also decided to reshuffle the district incharge and presidents as part of the preparing the party for the upcoming elections.
The party has appointed new presidents – Dilash Marak and Paul R Marak in Tura City District and North Garo Hills District respectively following the resignations of former ANVC.B chairman Bernard N Marak and Bachu Marak.
The other new presidents appointed include – Rakesh Marak – East Garo Hills District, Pesath Sangma – West Garo Hills District, Ananda Koch – South West Garo Hills District and Banbuhai Makdoh – Ri Bhoi District.
The party also appointed 11 district incharge for Garo Hills for the year 2017-19.
These include, BJP vice president Edmund Sangma – Tura City, Rikman Momin – East Garo Hills, Dr KC Boro – West Garo Hills (Tikrikilla, Phulbari, Raksamgre, Rajabala), Pramod Koch – West Garo Hills (Selsella, Dadenggre), Santosh Marak – South Garo Hills, Premananda Koch – South West Garo Hills and Digros D Shira – North Garo Hills and Md Sofior Rahman as president of the Minority Morcha.