Shillong: Over three weeks after his suspension from the primary membership of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Meghalaya, former minister and Garo Hills leader KC Boro on Monday lashed out at the party’s state president Ernest Mawrie for acting like the managing director (MD) of a private limited company.

Boro was suspended over alleged “breach of discipline” on July 9. A show-cause notice was also issued to him.

The decision to suspend KC Boro came after he contended that the leadership in Garo Hills supported former Meghalaya health minister AL Hek as the party’s state unit president.

Boro has now challenged the party’s state unit president saying that he would even go to court and file a defamation case against him.

“I have got no reaction from the president, if they are planning to take further disciplinary action against me. In case he goes ahead in taking any further action against me in the name of ‘anti-party’ activity, I will challenge it in the court of law,” said Boro.

Boro said that the decision was biased, undemocratic and also against the law.
“I don’t know if the party matter concerns the court or not but injustice has been done to me and I will knock on the doors of the court. This has damaged my image and prestige, and it will lead to defamation case. It may be the first case,” said Boro.

Clarifying that he was innocent, Boro said that being suspended from the primary membership was not a matter of joke.

KC Boro also talked about several other suspension orders given by the party’s Meghalaya unit president.

On April 22, Mawrie issued a show-cause notice to Member of District Council (MDC) Pramod Koch for allegedly violating “party discipline”.

According to Boro, there was no reason and any prior intimation over Koch’s removal.

Asked if there was a growing rift within the party, Boro said it is already there. “Everybody knows about it. House is divided into two. There are two factions; one side wants Hek to replace Mawrie and the other wants Mawrie to stay,” said Boro.

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Boro was suspended on July 9. The BJP president’s letter to Boro mentioned that he was not to visit any of the party offices at any level till the disciplinary proceedings are completed.

“You are served upon the instant notice for deliberately going to a section of media in most unauthorised manner and willfully publishing news aimed at misleading and arousing indiscipline in the rank and file of the party which is a gross breach of party discipline,” the show-cause notice read.

Boro mentioned that he will not change his statement and that he will continue to support former health minister AL Hek as party president replacing Mawrie.



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