Mukul Sangma nixes NCP proposal for prepoll alliance
Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Thursday shot down a proposal by NCP for a prepoll alliance with the ruling Congress stating the party was strong enough to contest the 2013 assembly elections in the state on its own.
"The Congress is going alone in the next election irrespective of whether Mr P A Sangma is inside or outside the NCP," Sangma told reporters here.
He said, "We have been doing it in the past. Even now when P A Sangma is outside the NCP, the Congress is going alone."
Confident that the Congress would receive a mandate to govern, Sangma said, "Time has come for the state to have a government that is led by a single major political party."
NCP NE Central Observer Robert Kharshiing recently said that his party, which has only two MLAs in the 60-member House, wanted a prepoll alliance with the Congress and its alliance partners in the state.
Except for the first government led by Capt Williamson A Sangma in the 70s, Meghalaya has never had a single party government.
The Congress has 28 MLAs and supported by five Independent MLAs, four of whom are its associate members.
"I have full confidence that people will give a mandate to the party which is working in conformity with their expectations setting new benchmarks in the development perspective," Sangma said.
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