- NPP has recently ruled-out all the speculations of any alliance with any party
- The statement came after BJP hinted of shaking hands with NPP
- BJP leader Ram Madhav has recently hinted that they may ally with like-minded party
The National People’s Party(NPP) has ruled-out all the speculations of a Pre-poll alliance with any party for the upcoming Legislative Assembly Elections. The party quashed all the speculations after BJP hinted of a pre-poll alliance with a party with same ideologies.
The party is not averse to a Post-poll alliance
Bhartiya Janta Party’s national General Secretary during a recent interaction with the media hinted that the party is chalking out the strategies for the upcoming polls, however, they are also making grounds for a pre-poll alliance with the like-minded party or it is also a possibility that party may contest solo.
In the statement, Madhav said, “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”.
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.
In contrary to this, the NPP has cleared its intention that the party is not open for a pre-poll ally with any party.
NPP state president WR Kharlukhi quashing the speculation said, “We will not go for a pre-poll alliance with any parties in the state and our plan is to contest all the 60 seats”.
He, however, said the party is not averse to a post-poll alliance.
The natural ally of BJP in Meghalaya should have been NPP which is also part of the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre.