NPP hints to form Government with BJP and others except Cong. in the state

Shillong,March 03: The National People’s Party (NPP) has maintained that it would form the new government with like-minded political parties including the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

“Our national president Conrad K Sangma is in talks with all the political parties including BJP and United Democratic Party (UDP) for government formation,” NPP state president Dr WR Kharlukhi said.

Asked, he said, “We are willing to work with all the political parties except the Congress party.”

The Congress has emerged as the single largest party with 21 seats while the NPP won in 19 seats.

Earlier while speaking to reporters, NPP leader and former minister Prestone Tynsong said that things about formation of government would be cleared by tomorrow.

“We would have to sit and discussed (with friends) for formation of government,” he said.

Reacting to a query related to chief ministerial candidate, Tynsong said that the matter will be decided by the elected legislators soon.

This situation has put the spotlight on regional parties for government formation.

It may be mentioned that the United Democratic Party (UDP) got 6 seats, People’s Democratic Front (PDF) with 4, Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM)-1 and 3 independents.

The BJP has won in only two seats while the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) – 1.

On contacting, United Democratic Party (UDP) senior working president Bindo M Lanong said that the party will be sitting tomorrow to take a call on the matter.

BJP state president Shibun Lyngdoh said that the party would support the NPP to ensure formation of a non-Congress government in the state.

He also admitted that the party has been receiving calls from the NPP national president Conrad K Sangma. “However, we are still discussing on this,” Lyngdoh said.

PDF president Ivanlumlang Marbaniang while informing that the party is still discussing on the matter however refused to divulge as to whom among the two leading parties, they would chose to support.

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