Meghalaya Polls: BJP hints of Pre-poll ally, NPP Likely to be the Choice

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Story highlights

  • BJP national general secretary, Ram Madhav, hinted of pre-poll alliance
  • The party is examining the options of pre-poll alliance and contesting alone as well
  • The party will be in a position to form a stable government in the state, says Madhav

Meghalaya is going to have Elections for the 60 Legislative assembly seats in the state. The political parties especially the Congress, BJP, and NPP are preparing grounds for their win. Meanwhile, BJP has hinted for a pre-poll alliance.

BJP planning to ally or contest solo

The BJP national general secretary, Ram Madhav recently interacted with the media where he hinted of a pre-poll alliance with like-minded parties for the upcoming assembly polls.

Madhav said, if the party is not in a position to go it alone in the upcoming Assembly polls then they will go for an alliance with the parties.

While interacting with the media, the BJP leader said the party is examining the options of the pre-poll alliance as well as contesting alone in all the seats.

“We are preparing for both the situations. We are talking to some parties. After an assessment, if no alliance is going to happen, then we will be ready to contest in all the seats,” he said.

When asked about any alliance with NPP, Madhav said that he did not want to discuss the matter further, but as per the political intellectuals, NPP is likely to be the first choice of the party for an alliance.

To a query as to how many seats BJP will win in the upcoming polls, Madhav said along with partners, the party will be in a position to form a stable government in the state.

“There is a scenario for a pre-poll alliance emerging. How it will finally culminate I cannot say right now. But yes, we are having a discussion with some political parties,” he said.

Tickets will be distributed after PM visit 

Being the star campaigner of BJP, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit the state in December mid and the party is preparing for a grand welcome.

During his visit, PM will focus on the need to have a change in the 2018 polls when he kicks off the party’s election campaign in the State on December 16.

On the matter, Madhav said, “We are going to the people with the slogan that Meghalaya deserves a change. Meghalaya should be free from corruption and misrule of the Congress.”

Meghalaya for change will be our main slogan for the people of the State,” he added.

Modi will address the party’s election rally at Polo Grounds in the afternoon and he will also officially open the new party office at Bivar road.

Further informing on the distribution of the tickets to the contestants, Madhav said the party will announce tickets after the visit of the Prime Minister.

“We are hoping that a large number of good people will join BJP. After the visit of the Prime Minister, we will start the process of identifying and clearing the names of the candidates for different seats,” Madhav said.

“They did not have a proper alternative before. Today, BJP stands before them as the great hope for Meghalaya. Hence, many are interested to come and support us,” he added.

Also Read: Meghalaya: PM Modi Might Visit the State in Mid-December

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