Sangma forms non-Cong platform
NCP leader PA Sangma on Sunday cobbled up a non-Congress political forum in the Northeast, which, he said, would aggressively campaign against the UPA in the Lok Sabha polls.india Updated: Mar 22, 2009 23:12 IST
NCP leader PA Sangma on Sunday cobbled up a non-Congress political forum in the Northeast, which, he said, would aggressively campaign against the UPA in the Lok Sabha polls.
Pursuing his campaign of enlisting support against President’s Rule in Meghalaya, Sangma convened a meeting of non-Congress parties of the Northeast in Guwahati this evening where the North East Peoples Forum was floated, an NCP spokesman said.
Sangma, who arrived in Assam today from Delhi, met leaders of the Asom Gana Parishad, Asom United Democratic Front, BJP, Bodoland Peoples Progressive Front, Nagaland Peoples Front, Manipur Peoples Party and the CPI.
The parties adopted a resolution condemning the “act of the Centre to impose President’s Rule in Meghalaya” and extended support to the proposed agitation by the Meghalaya Progressive Alliance leaders against the Central Rule.
“One legislator (Advisor Pariong) has already returned to the MPA; some of the others are expected to follow suit,” said Sangma.
He said the support for the MPA following its “unconstitutional dismissal” has been growing across the country. “I shall soon be meeting Lalu Yadav and Ram Vilas Paswan, who have extended their moral support against the dirty game that Congress played in Meghalaya.”
First Published: Mar 22, 2009 23:11 IST