Shilong: BJP president of Meghalaya state unit, Ernest Mawrie today challenged chief minister Conrad K Sangma to fight only from the South Tura seat and not hedge his career by fighting on two seats – and face the might of the party’s vice president Bernard N Marak in the upcoming 2023 Assembly elections.
In a statement, Mawrie said that Bernard Marak was today released from police custody against all odds and despite the best efforts of the NPP government to keep him under lockup.
He said that the case against him has no basis or proof and that it is a matter of despicable political vendetta.
Mawrie, who is also the adviser to the chief minister, said that Conrad Sangma is aware of the rising popularity of Bernard Marak and is scared of losing the peoples’ mandate in Tura.
“The people of Tura and the state have already made up their minds to oust the NPP government in the upcoming elections,” he said.
Mawrie welcomed Bernard Marak and wished him a swift recovery from the torments that he may have faced while in custody.
The BJP state president called Marak a crusader and urged him to continue his fight against the blatant corruption in the system.