'Amit Shah to be greeted by beef party, bandh in Meghalaya'
Shillong: A beef party and a bandh will greet BJP president Amit Shah during his maiden visit to Meghalaya on Wednesday. The Thma U Rangli-Juki (TUR), a pressure group, is organising the 'beef party' in which it will discuss attack by Sangh Parivar outfits on democratic and secular ideals, near the BJP office in the state capital.
TUR conveners Angela Ryngad and Tarun said the beef party is being held to oppose BJP for their ideals which seeks to uproot the ideals that unite the country. The TUR asked its members to bring to the party ideas, banners, posters and beef burgers.
"The beef party is not just eating beef burgers or sharing beef soups but a platform where we will have songs, ideas, banners, posters against the party, its ideals and its leader Amit Shah," they said.
Meanwhile security have been tightened in the city in the wake of a 12-hour bandh called by the proscribed militant outfit, the Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC), in protest against alleged atrocities perpetrated by the Sangh Parivar on minorities.
East Khasi Hills district SP M Kharkrang said additional security personnel will be deployed in and around sensitive areas during Shah's visit. The outfit in a release said the BJP-led NDA government's plan to ban cow slaughter will also snatch employment from thousands of families in the Hynniewtrep (Khasi and Jaintia Hills region).
Shah, who visited Mizoram, Nagaland and Manipur during his week-long tour, is scheduled to arrive here from Sikkim tomorrow for a day-long visit where he will meet regional political party leaders, church leaders and BJP workers.