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BJP's Northeast expansion plans suffer jolt after another leader resigns in Meghalaya
BJP has suffered yet another setback with the resignation of another of its party leader in the Northeast.

Bachu Marak was the district BJP president of North Garo Hills. Marak has reportedly resigned from the party over the Centre's decision to ban sale of cattle in markets for slaughter.

Mark's resignation comes four days after Bernard Marak, the West Garo Hills district president had resigned from the party citing the same order by the BJP-led Centre.

Bernard had reportedly alleged that the BJP is failing to respect the traditions and culture of the people living in the state.

The BJP has however dismissed the resignations. BJP State President Shibun Lyngdoh, however, dismissed such resignations. Lynhdoh has said that Bachu is misleading the people by making such statements.

As per a report in India TV News, Bachu was the leader who had, on his Facebook message, proposed a rice beer and beef party in the Garo Hills to mark the celebrations of Modi government's three years in office. For this, he had been criticised by the party leadership.

Nalin Kohli, the Meghalaya in-charge for BJP has blamed the rival Congress for spreading misinformation among people of the state with the intention to polarise people of the state before it goes to polls next year.

'Welcoming' his resignation, Kohli said that the party has already planned to take disciplinary action against Bachu as he alleged that Bachu was involved in activities undertaken to sabotage the prospects of its candidates in the next year's polls.

The BJP is facing a difficult situation as it tries to implement a ban on cattle slaughter in the country. In states such as Kerala or Meghalaya, the ban might backfire in terms of electoral prospects for the party.

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