Mukul Sangma Accuses BJP Of ‘Playing’ With Emotion Of Northeast People

Meghalaya's former Chief Minister Mukul Sangma addreing a press conference in Guwahati on April 19, 2019
Meghalaya's former Chief Minister Mukul Sangma addreing a press conference in Guwahati on April 19, 2019. Photo: TIME8

Guwahati, April 19, 2019

Meghalaya’s former Chief Minister and Congress leader Mukul Sangma on April 19th, 2019 accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of playing with the emotion of the indigenous people of the Northeast region.

“The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance government under Narendra Modi’s leadership brought the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill which posed an existential threat to the indigenous people of the region. It also revoked the special status of the state,” Sangma said.

Sangma also said the youth of the region are forced to go to other states in search of employment as the government cut off the No Invest Policy in the region. “Tell me about one new scheme has taken for the development of the region and welfare of the people,” Sangma said.

Besides, Sangma accused the BJP government of doing conspiracy in the National Register of Citizens (NRC) updation matter.

“People under Modi’s rule have been living life in fear instead of living in Ache Din. This government has even posed a threat to the democracy of the country and internal security,” Sangma said. “Insurgency incidents rose to 177 per cent in the last five years. Where is Modi’s Ache Din,” Sangma added.