Shillong, Feb 2: The NPP National Vice President and Deputy CM Prestone Tynsong said the party management of the NPP was shocked by the last minute jump of former speaker and party candidate, MM Danngo to the BJP.
“We were shocked by his joining to the BJP, but we cannot help it nor say anything on it. It is up to him ultimately to decide,” said the NPP national vice president.
However, Tynsong informed that the NPP will take a call on Thursday evening as weather to set-up an NPP candidate or not from Ranikor Constituency.
It may be mentioned that Danngo was named the NPP official candidate but he left the party to join the BJP and was named the official candidate for the saffron party on Thursday.
“The Chief Minister, I and Ma Sniewbha will sit down tonight and accordingly we will take an appropriate decision,” said Tynsong.
Replying to a question that BJP are poaching the NPP candidate, the Vice President of the NPP said that this is politics and he cannot say anything. “The moment you decided to join any party, you need to also have some kind of research on your own, then only you join the party,” said Tynsong.
It may be mentioned that MM Danngo has ditched the NPP twice – once after losing the 2018 by-polls and now, just under a month away from the 2023 Assembly election.
“But I cannot say anything on his behalf, it is best if you ask from him (Danngo)… what was the situation that made him to join the BJP in the last minute,” added Tynsong.