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BJP’s anti-Christian tag prevented me from joining party: Saleng Sangma

Reacting to queries, Sangma, who resigned as the MLA of Gambegre January 23, said that Meghalaya is a Christian-dominated state and he cannot associate himself with a party that has been alleged of committing many atrocities against the Christian community across the country.

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Former NCP state president Saleng Sangma, who joined Congress on January 23, said the anti-Christian tag that BJP has been attributed with is one of the main reasons why he chose the grand old party over the saffron party.

Reacting to queries, Sangma, who resigned as the MLA of Gambegre January 23, said that Meghalaya is a Christian-dominated state and he cannot associate himself with a party that has been alleged of committing many atrocities against the Christian community across the country.

“Lots of people from here posting many anti BJP comments on atrocities against the Christian community – this is going on everywhere and since this is a Christian dominated state, I don’t want to hurt the sentiments of my people. That is the emotion I have to respect,” Sangma said.

Meanwhile, when asked about the corruption charges levelled against the MDA government, Sangma outrightly said: People voted for them; let them face the music.

“If the people have given them the mandate and now people realised – this will change now. there also lots of agitation. What you sow you reap,” added Sangma.

When asked on him pulling out from the government, he said that a lot of things needs to be done for his people, which the BJP-backed parties have failed to do as there is no development happening.

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