No NCP-Congress alliance in North-East : Sangma
The Nationalist Congress Party would not ally with the Congress in the North-East in the Lok Sabha polls, its senior leader Purno Agitok Sangma said.india Updated: Mar 02, 2009 23:29 IST
The Nationalist Congress Party would not ally with the Congress in the North-East in the Lok Sabha polls, its senior leader Purno Agitok Sangma said on Monday.
"In Assam, NCP will go with Left parties and AUDF. We will put up three candidates in Guwahati, Diphu and Mangaldai in Assam," Sangma told reporters in Shillong.
According to Sangma, NCP would have an alliance with Manipur Peoples Party (MPP) in Manipur and in Meghalaya with the alliance of regional parties and BJP.
He said his party would field a candidate at Tura in Meghalaya, while in Shillong, the other LS seat in the state, it would support the nominee of regional parties.
The NCP was also likely to put up a candidate in Itanagar East seat, he said.
In Nagaland, NCP would support the consensus candidate put up by Democratic Alliance of Nagaland. The party would not field candidates in Mizoram and Tripura.
His statement came when Congress was negotiating seat sharing to ensure that old allies like NCP remained with the UPA.
First Published: Mar 02, 2009 19:33 IST