BJP wants to know nature of emergency to extend councils

Shillong, Feb 3: The state BJP sought an answer from the government for extending the term of KHADC and JHADC for six months.

BJP chief spokesperson M Kharkrang told reporters on Saturday that the government should have valid reasons for extending the term of the councils.


“The government will have to spell out what is the emergency situation or exigencies that warrant the extension of the term of the two ADCs,” he said.

“You cannot extend the term of the council on flimsy grounds. There has to be some valid reasons. Therefore, we leave it to the government to come clear on that,” Kharkrang said.

The cabinet approved the proposal to extend the term of the two ADCs after the delimitation committees had sought for more time to complete the exercise.

To a query,  Kharkrang said, “If the government feels that we have reached an emergency situation where we have to finish off this delimitation exercise before we start the new election, then now the government will have to come clear on what is the emergency in that.”

He said the delimitation committees have been formed a long time back and yet there has been no ground work. “Suppose, you don’t complete it within six

BJP justifies Hindi usage 

Kharkrang justified the use of Hindi language in Meghalaya after VPP threatened to boycott the upcoming Assembly session if the Governor addresses the House in Hindi.

Cabinet Minister AL Hek said that since Hindi is a national language, there should not be any problem for its usage in the state.

and what happens, you extend again?” he asked.

When asked, the BJP leader said for anything there has to be a political reason for it. “Even for delimitation, there has to be a political reason for that,” he added.

Cabinet Minister AL Hek did not want to speak against the decision of the cabinet regarding the extension of the councils.

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