SHILLONG, April 22 � BJP national president Amit Shah today asked the party workers to expose the corrupt practises of the ruling Congress Government in Meghalaya through a booklet and distribute it to the public.
During his maiden visit to the State as the party president, Shah addressed a meeting of party workers. �If the successive Congress Governments in the State had faithfully and honestly utilised the funds given to them by the Central Government then there would not have been any poor in Meghalaya,� Shah said in the meeting.
He urged the party workers to compile a booklet that would highlight the corrupt practices of the Congress party. He said the proposed booklet should be distributed to the people so that the corruption of the Congress party is exposed.
Shah announced that there are now around 20,000 BJP workers in Meghalaya, which is a strong bastion of the Congress party for several decades.
He said the workers need to keep a tab on the Centrally sponsored projects awarded to the State Government and expose corruption.
�The North East could be brought at par with other developed regions of the nation with the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the helm of affair in Delhi. But for this to happen, the Northeastern States will have to make the BJP strong and the party will bring 100 per cent grants to the NE States,� the BJP president promised.
Shah further said Prime Minister Narendra Modi�s NDA Government has sanctioned Rs 100 crore to set up a Sports University in Manipur and setting up a 127 MW power project in Meghalaya as part of the Centre�s effort to develop the region.
He also informed the party workers that the Union Government has initiated construction of hostels for the NE students in Bangalore, Delhi University and JNU.
Shah arrived here this afternoon along with party�s national general secretary Ram Madhav. He was greeted with a 12-hour bandh called by the banned Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) and a protest �beef party� by a local organisation.