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Rikman Momin takes charge as Meghalaya BJP Chief, says priority is to win more seats

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Shillong, Oct 3: Rikman G Momin on Tuesday took over charge as new BJP state president in Meghalaya and stressed that his major role will be to help the party win more seats in upcoming elections.

“I am taking charge as the state president. I am ready to strengthen the party with the help of all karyakartas,” Momin told reporters. Asked about his other priorities, the new state president said, “My duty is to strengthen the party, my job is to look after the party other than that what will I have.”

Momin also termed the president’s post as very challenging and said, “We have two MLAs. It is a team work but our vote share has already gone up significantly. Next time, we will try to win more than two seats.”

He informed that the state party is waiting for the order of the central leadership to start the preparation for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections to be held next year.

Further, Momin claimed that in people’s mind, there is still hope for the BJP because Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been working for the poor people.

He said the party under his leadership will ensure the central schemes reach the entire state of Meghalaya.

Meanwhile, the state president said that the party has zero tolerance against corruption adding that the party will continue to raise questions against any allegation of corruption against the MDA government.

“Regarding MDA, it is part and parcel of the party, so in case if there is any allegation, there is a platform to question it,” he added.

Former state president Ernest Mawrie said, “My term is over and I have completed my term very successfully and changing of the state president has taken place in Meghalaya, Nagaland and Puducherry.”

He said it is the rule of the party that when his term is over the new president will take over while denying allegation that his removal was due to too many complaints against him.

Mawrie further said he will continue to work for the party. “I will continue to be a party karyakarta. I will work with the president along with the MLA and party. We will work on how to win the election,” he said.

Meanwhile, the former state president informed that the party has decided to strengthen its organization as part of preparing for the Lok Sabha election. “We have decided this time we are serious we want to win all 25 seats. Some states are NEDA alliance but some states all BJP. We want to win so that we can bring more development to the NE,” he added.

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