If home minister cannot control law & order, he should step down: BJP president

Shillong,Oct 29: BJP state president Ernest Mawrie said on Saturday that if the Home Minister Lahkmen Rymbui cannot control law and order, he should step down.

His response was following the violent incidents during the FKJGP rally.


Speaking to reporters at the party office, Mawrie said if the home minister is not able to maintain law and order, it would be better for him to step down.

He condemned the violent attacks on innocent commuters, including school students in uniform and journalists, during the rally.

Commenting on the apology tendered by the FKJGP president, Mawrie said, while an apology is a step in the right direction, it is merely not enough. The FKJGP should come forward and identify and handover all miscreants who were responsible for the assaults, rampage and vandalism.

Mawrie appealed to the organisation members to co-operate with the police in nabbing those who can be seen in the video assaulting the public.

Mawrie said that FKJGP should co-operate more so because few people responsible for the events on Friday were tarnishing the image of not only the organisation but the community at large.

This incident has damaged the image of Shillong and Meghalaya all over the world as these negative news spreads like wild fire on social media. Mawrie said the BJP higher ups are very concerned about the break-down of the law & order in Shillong and that it was embarrassing to acknowledge that the visuals were real.

Mawrie asked the home minister to conduct a fair enquiry into the incident and specifically the role of the police who were mere mute spectators as the security scenario in the state capital became a complete failure.

How can the state machinery remain a mute spectator to such a horrific event? All those entrusted with the security of public lives and property need to introspect on their designation and decide if they are fit enough, not only by qualification but more so morally to hold the position entrusted to them?

He said the state government should compensate those injured, and nab the culprits.

He also stressed the need of a policy to be drawn about the use of masks in such rallies.

Mawrie will also meet the police officials to urge them to ensure that such brutal incidents are never repeated under their watch.

“Violence of any kind will not help generate any jobs anywhere in the world”, he added..

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