Shillong, April 19 (IANS) The BJP will lodge a police complaint against "vested interest" groups labeling it on social media as an "anti-Christian party", a leader from the BJP's Meghalaya unit said on Wednesday.
"We will see that false propaganda will not be allowed. We will submit complaints to the state police department and central intelligence agencies and demand action against the vested interest groups," state BJP Vice President John Antonious Lyngdoh said.
The Bharatiya Janata Party leaders on Tuesday took stock of the propaganda circulated on the social media by "vested interest" groups, which they said was tarnishing the party's image before the Christian minorities.
"In the past few days, some vested interest groups have been circulating misinformation on social media that the BJP is anti-Christian, and if it comes to power, churches will be dismantled and Christians will not be allowed to worship freely," Lyngdoh, who is also an active church leader, said.
With its ambitious "Mission 40" for the elections to the 60-member Meghalaya assembly, the BJP has decided to go it alone for the 2018 assembly polls in this Christian-majority state.
"We will appeal to the voters to allow the BJP to prove itself as a party that works against corruption and provides good governance. I can assure you that there will be no discrimination. India is a secular country. Therefore, we appeal to the people to give us a chance," Lyngdoh added.