NPP rules out pre-poll alliance with political parties including BJP

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National People’s Party (NPP) national vice president and deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong on Wednesday that there is no question of pre-understandings or pre-poll alliance with political parties including the BJP.

Speaking to reporters, Tynsong said that the NPP is also not willing to work with the BJP in the upcoming elections.

“We don’t have any pre-understanding with anybody, we stand on our own as NPP,” he said.

According to him, the UDP and other political parties have also expressed that they would like to fight the 2023 polls on their own.

“So there is no question of pre-understandings or pre-poll alliance. So let us cross the bridge after the election once the counting takes place so let us see (we will decide accordingly,” he said.

Tynsong said the intention of the NPP is very clear that it will form the government on its own in 2023.

The deputy chief minister said, “Don’t’ say the tough fight will be between UDP and NPP but the tough fight will be among the candidates of each and every constituency it is like that. However, we will do well and will do better from both Khasi and Garo regions.”

Tynsong also said that anti-incumbency will not affect the performance of the NPP in 2023.

He said NPP-led MDA is the only government which dared to take bold decision to resolve the 50-year-old boundary dispute with Assam.

“Where is the question of anti-incumbency…I don’t see any anti-incumbency against the present government led by the NPP and you have also seen for 50 years now nobody dares to take the border issue where we did it. I think that the people themselves realized that the NPP-led government is the only government which in spite of so many challenges still took up this issue of life and death of the state of Meghalaya,” he said.