Newmai News Network
Shillong: Senior BJP leader from Garo Hills Rikman Momin was appointed as the new president of the Meghalaya unit of BJP.
This was informed by BJP national general secretary & headquarters in-charge Arun Singh today.
“BJP national president Jagat Prakash Nadda has appointed Rikman Momin as president of Meghalaya BJP. This appointment comes into immediate effect,” Singh said in the letter of organizational appointment.
Momin replaces the present BJP state president Ernest Mawrie six months ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.
Momin had also unsuccessfully contested the 2019 Lok Sabha polls from the Tura parliamentary constituency.
When contacted, the new BJP state president said that his top priority would be to strengthen the party in Meghalaya.
“We will be working very hard. We will go to every nook and corner of the state,” he said.
Momin said the party would highlight each and every scheme which Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched adding, “You have seen how much Modi ji is doing for the poor people (of the country)”.
The new state president further assured to take up with the Centre on issues relating to inner line permits (ILP) and the inclusion of the Khasi and Garo languages in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India.
“Definitely what is good for Meghalaya, we will do it,” he asserted.
Meanwhile, Momin said that he was not keen to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
“I will not be contesting but it depends on the central leadership’s decision,” he said.
He also said the party would surely set up candidates for the two seats – Shillong and Tura – but the decision on the matter will be taken by the central leadership.