Meghalaya BJP president Ernest Mawrie on Tuesday took a jibe at the National People’s Party (NPP) and said, "Like the Congress in 2014, the drowning NPP is resorting to last-moment eyewash inaugurations and foundation stones laying ahead of 2023 Assembly polls".
In a statement, Mawrie said that NPP is aware of its declining popularity and rising anger among the people against them. The NPP is well aware of the fact that they have done nothing in the last 4.5 years for the people, he also said.
“They know that the people are ready to vote them out. And just like the drowning Congress in 2014 (before Lok Sabha elections), the drowning NPP is now on an inauguration and foundation stone laying spree,” he said.
Mawrie said that most of the projects are being inaugurated in an incomplete state, and foundation stones are being laid with no proper planning or resource mobilization. He said this is too little, too late. All this is being done to fool the voters into trusting the NPP once again, he added.
The BJP leader also said that most of the developmental works that have been done in the state in the last 4.5 years have been under the BJP-led Central Government schemes.
On the FOCUS scheme too, Mawrie wondered where the money really came from. He said that no amount of renaming and rebranding of Central Government Schemes, or redirecting of Central Government funds, is going to fool the people.
The BJP leader said that the people of Meghalaya are aware of the impact that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brought to their lives, and the people have decided to bring a BJP-led double-engine government in Meghalaya as well.