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Congress to contest on its own in Arunachal assembly election

The ruling Congress in Arunachal Pradesh has nothing to do with the NCP in the state and will contest the assembly elections, due in October, on its own.

india Updated: Sep 14, 2009 22:33 IST

The ruling Congress in Arunachal Pradesh has nothing to do with the NCP in the state and will contest the assembly elections, due in October, on its own.

"The state unit of Congress has decided to go it alone and will field candidates in all the sixty seats. We have nothing to do with the NCP in the state," AICC General Secretary and incharge of the state, V Narayansami, said in Itanagar on Monday.

"We may have NCP as an ally at the Centre and in Maharashtra, but the relation varies from state to state. In Meghalaya, NCP fought against us and are in the opposition," he said.

Narayansami's comments came in the wake of statements from local NCP leaders that Congressmen who felt neglected were joining it and that the Congress president has a soft corner for NCP as the party is its ally at the Centre and in Maharashtra.

He also had an interaction with the state party leaders and said prospective candidates would be finalised shortly.