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NPP keeping its door open for NDA partner: Conrad Sangma

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Shillong, Jan 31: The National People’s Party (NPP) is keeping its options open for a post-poll alliance if the need arises to form the government like it was in 2018.

Ahead of Meghalaya assembly polls, the major political parties have geared up and holding political rallies across the state to ‘woo’ the voters.

Both NPP and BJP are contesting the upcoming assembly polls alone and their party workers have started campaigning for their leaders.

Talking to media persons, Meghalaya Chief Minister and NPP chief Conrad Sangma said, “If we see that NPP is not getting full majority and there is need for support, we will discuss with other political parties. There are options. As of now, we are going to the people with our ideologies and beliefs, with an appeal to give full majority.”

Conrad’s statement comes days after BJP’s national vice-president and party’s Meghalaya in-charge M. Chuba Ao did not rule out the option of forging a post-poll alliance with NPP.

Earlier, addressing a crowd of over 5000 of his supporters, CM Conrad Sangma also said Meghalaya is now a model for other states in implementation of the Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) for water supply to homes.

“You as the voters of Tura endorsed my candidature in the by-election and voted me to victory with a record margin of over 8,500 votes. With your support we were able to do a lot of work in five years for the entire state and Tura as well,” he said.

“In last 45 years, no development took place in Meghalaya. After our government formed in the state, many development works took place and we are committed to work for the development of the people,” he added.

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