Meghalaya’s opposition party, the Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) on Tuesday claimed that Chief Minister Mukul Sangma is on “confused state of mind” with the emergence of the pre-poll alliance between the United Democratic Party and HSPDP.
Sangma, the veteran Congress legislator had claim that pre-poll alliance between the United Democratic Party and HSPDP will led to a back-door alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party.
“It seems the Chief Minister is now confused since people of the State have shifted their focus to the alliance of the two regional parties.
His statement is only to spread false propaganda about the alliance,” HSPDP spokesman, Londoner M. Sohtun said.
Elections to the 60 assembly seats in Meghalaya are scheduled to be held in February-March next year.
“From the beginning we had made up our mind that we will not have any truck with either BJP or Congress,” Sohtun said.
However, the HSPDP spokesman recalled that there were talks about Sangma joining the saffron party.
Pointing out that HSPDP is not a member of BJP-led North East Development Alliance (NEDA), Sohtun said, “NEDA has nothing to do with HSPDP-UDP alliance and the HSPDP is not an alliance of NEDA as claimed by Sangma. But it is very clear that the Chief Minister and Congress party are exasperated with the emergence of the regional parties alliance.”
“I am amused by the Chief Minister’s views. We believe either in pre-poll alliance or post-poll alliance and there is nothing like back-door or front-door alliance,” ,” Leader of Opposition and UDP supremo Donkupar Roy said.
Roy made it clear that the UDP is not having any pre-poll alliance with the BJP for the assembly elections scheduled to be held in February-March next year.
“The Chief Minister is very desperate after the formation of UDP-HSPDP alliance. Why should Mukul Sangma blame regional parties for the rise of the BJP? It is the failure of the Congress party which gave rise to BJP both at the Centre and states,” the UDP chief said.
News Source Nagaland Post