Jolt to BJP in Meghalaya, NPP Decides to Go Solo in Assembly Polls

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Saturday stated the NPP won’t forge an alliance with any get together, together with the BJP, for the upcoming meeting elections within the state.

Nonetheless, the Nationwide Folks’s Social gathering (NPP) will proceed to stay within the BJP-led Nationwide Democratic Alliance (NDA) on the Centre, Sangma stated, including that the 2 events are ideologically not on the identical web page on numerous points. Elections in Meghalaya are more likely to be held early subsequent yr.

“We aren’t going to contest subsequent meeting elections in alliance with anybody, together with the BJP,” Sangma, who’s the president of the NPP, informed reporters right here after the get together’s nationwide convention. Sangma stated the NPP has by no means had any pre-poll alliance with any get together in any state, and underlined that the get together would additionally contest the upcoming meeting polls in Odisha and Chhattisgarh by itself.

Nonetheless, he additionally maintained that NPP will stay centered on the state election in Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh. The NPP had fought the 2018 meeting polls in Meghalaya alone. Nonetheless, the get together, which got here second to Congress, entered into an alliance with the BJP to kind authorities within the state. With two legislators, the BJP is a minor ally within the NPP-led authorities in Meghalaya since 2018.

Sangma additionally thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP for the election of Draupadi Murmu, a tribal, because the president of India.

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