Shillong: BJP MLA Al Hek said the BJP is yet to decide on their next step in the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) after the saffron party bagged two seats in the council.

Hek said the BJP National Vice President and BJP Meghalaya in charge Dr Chuba Ao, would visit Tura and sit with the elected MDCs to decide the future course of action.

When asked if they expected to win more seats, Hek said the party had expected to bag 3-4 seats but fared well by getting two seats.

“We did an aggressive campaign and managed to get two seats. I congratulate the two candidates, Bernard Marak and Pramod Koch,” said Hek.

He added that the two seats showed that the BJP has high potential in the 2023 elections. Hek said he expects the BJP to win at least ten seats in the upcoming elections.

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When asked about BJP making amendments for non-tribals participating in the GHADC polls, Hek said no one could stop the country’s citizens from practising their right to vote. “BJP is a party for all and not for tribals or non-tribals, or Christians or Muslim or Hindu, it is a party of the Janata. There is no division in BJP.”

The fate of Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) remains in limbo after none of the parties managed to attain a clear majority in the GHADC elections.

Voting for the 29-seat autonomous council was held on April 12 across 409 polling stations.

Total 182 candidates are in the fray whose fate were decided by 7,43,717 voters.

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