State BJP unit meets Guv, apprises him on ‘atrocities’ of party workers in Garo Hills

Shillong, Aug 1: The state unit of the BJP on Monday met Governor, Satya Pal Malik and handed over to him a memorandum alleging atrocities on party workers in Garo Hills.

According to the state BJP unit when the party wanted to peacefully protest they were denied permission.

“Such denial is gross violation of fundamental rights as the atrocities exerted on party karyakartas is highly condemnable,” state unit BJP chief Ernest Mawrie said.

Mawrie also said that the party wants the removal of the West Garo Hills Superintendent of Police and Deputy Commissioner for harassing party workers in Tura.

In the memorandum submitted to the Governor, the state BJP unit stated that Meghalaya is witnessing political vendetta, “a first of its kind in the state.”

The state BJP stated, “Terrorising opposition and smaller state party workers is nothing but suffocating our very own democratic principles.”

The party also said that the BJP will not succumb to pressure tactics and shall continue to raise its voice and concern over sensitive issues of financial irregularities in the state and nation as a whole.

Speaking to media persons after meeting the Governor, Mawrie said that the East Khasi Hills district authorities too did not allow staging a peace rally.

“Today morning we stage a protest in our state party office,” he added.