Shillong, Sept 21: On the threats made by the BJP Meghalaya State Unit President Ernest Mawrie of withdrawing support from the MDA government, seniormost BJP leader and State Health Minister AL Hek on Tuesday said that the party has not yet discussed the matter at the State level or has written to the central leadership for pulling out from the present coalition government. Hek categorically stated that BJP has no intention to pull out from MDA government.
Let us listen in to the exclusive interview:
Hub: If three months ago, State BJP President Ernest Mawrie met the Chief Minister and apprised him on alleged misappropriation of funds in GHADC. Did he (Mawrie) also expressed the intention to pull out of MDA?
AL Hek: There is no intention of pull out of the MDA government. We are only raising the issue for the interest of the people and the State. However, we will not leave the MDA partners.
Hub: Is State BJP Unit waiting for a call from the Central leadership to pull out of the Government?
AL Hek: BJP is a National Party and the State Unit cannot take decision of its own. We can only express our concerns to our central leadership. In case, we take decision also, it will not be final as we have to get approval from the central body of the BJP.
Hub: Is State BJP unit waiting for confirmation from BJP central leadership to pull out of MDA Government?
AL Hek: We have not discussed about pulling out from MDA even at the State level political party or at the parliamentary party level. Only after we discuss at both the level in the State than only we will write to central leadership.