Shillong, March 25: Accusing former Lok Sabha speaker and National People’s Party chief Purno A. Sangma of being an agent of the BJP, Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Tuesday said the BJP-led NDA will not form the next government.
“Purno is drumming up support by saying that the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance will form the government. This is totally incorrect,” he said.
“Modi magic will not work. Congress will once again form the government in the centre,” he said launching his campaign for Congress candidate Daryl Cheran William Momin in the Garo hills.
Momin is pitted against Purno Sangma who has won nine consecutive elections from Tura parliamentary constituency.
Meghalaya’s two constituencies – Shillong and Tura – will go to polls April 9.
“He (Purno) is doing so for his vested interest. He is an agent of the BJP and is contesting the poll to propagate the message of the RSS. Perhaps, a wolf in sheep’s clothing,” Mukul Sangma said.
“If the BJP is allowed to form the government, there will be a chaotic situation. The BJP is guided by the RSS and they believe in one religion. If that happens, minorities in India will face a tough time”.
“How can Purno forget that when he was in the Congress, he opposed BJP policies and is now leaning on them to woo votes?” he asked.
“Purno is very ambitious. He had quit politics saying youth should be given space, when Agatha Sangma was fielded as Lok Sabha candidate. Now, he wants to return seeing that his party has failed to make a mark in the state politics. He thinks he will get a cabinet berth in the NDA government,” he said.