Rise of BJP: Donkupar blames it on Congress failure

Shillong, June 05: Former Chief Minister Donkupar Roy has said blamed the poor performance of the Congress-led MUA-II government for resurgence of BJP while clarifying UDP-HSPDP alliance has not played any role in this regard.
In response to the views of Chief Minister Mukul Sangma that UDP-HSPDP truck was a backdoor alliance with BJP, Roy, who is also the president of UDP, said, “I am amused by the views of the chief minister. We believe either in pre-poll alliance or post-poll alliance and there is nothing like backdoor or front door alliance” .
According to Roy, the chief minister is very desperate after the formation of the UDP-HSPDP alliance.“As everyone knows, we do not have any pre-poll alliance with BJP. Why should Sangma blame regional parties for the rise of the BJP,” Roy asked.
The UDP chief said it is the failure of the Congress that gave rise to BJP both at the Centre and other states.
“Look at the example of Assam where many Congress leaders shifted to BJP. Here in Meghalaya too, we are beginning to see the exodus of Congress men to BJP. Even in my Shella constituency, several Congress men are joining BJP. From Sohra too, the former Congress legislator, Dr PW Khongjee joined BJP,” he said.
Roy reiterated that it is not UDP that is encouraging BJP but it is because of the failure of the chief minister and his party that their members are joining BJP.
“In national politics, the Congress failed resulting in BJP forming the government, but in Meghalaya, we hope that the regional alliance will win the 2018 polls to form the next government,” he said.

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