Congress again has to eat 'humble pie' on Meghalaya: BJP

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New Delhi, Mar 19 (UNI) The BJP today derisively noted the Congress ''embarassment'' in Meghalaya where the Chief Minister D D Lapang failed to prove its majority in the 60 member Legislative Assembly.

"We thought the Congress leadership would have learnt some lessons from its mistakes in Bihar, Jharkhand and Goa but the Congress has proved that it is not ashamed of its repeated embrassments," BJP Deputy Leader in Rajya Sabha Sushma Swaraj said at a press conference in Parliament.

She said it was the fourth time that the Congress tried to grab power unscruplously in Meghalaya, after its attempts in Bihar, Jharkhand and Goa, ignoring the claim of majority by other political grouping. "It has to eat a humble pie," she said In Meghalaya, the NCP-led alliance had claimed majority but it was ignored and Mr Lapang was called to form the government.

Mr Lapang, as was evident, failed to prove majority, she noted.

"We will like to caution the UPA government that if it does not restrain from such misadventure the people would teach them a good lesson in the coming Lok Sabha election," Mrs Swaraj said.

The BJP meanwhile, sought the Manmohan Singh government's intervention in Manipur to stop killing of Hindi-speaking People in the state, and ensure a sense of security in them.

She said earlier the Hindi speaking people were being killed only in Assam. Had the Government taken a decisive action at that time, such events would have not spread to Manipur. ''Again, if the Centre fails to take effective measures to stop such killings, the whole of north-eastern region will be in turmoil," she warned.


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