As Meghalaya is ready to witness a muli-corner combat in February 27 elections, political events are protecting their choices open to sew new alliances in case of a hung verdict.
Senior National People’s Party (NPP) chief and spokesperson Dr M Ampareen Lyngdoh mentioned it isn’t time to point out emotion in the post-election situation. “In a situation of post-election scenario, I don’t think emotions will be at play, emotionally I may like or dislike a particular party looking at whatever parameters but if the numbers are not clearly defined by the electorates you must expect any combination,” he added.
Stating that the events can not select and choose, she recalled authorities formation in 2018 the place Congress, being the only largest occasion, needed to sit in the opposition.
“In 2023, if it is a fragmented mandate again, I do not wish to say this party will not work with that party or that party will not work with another party because, at the end of the day, the government continues and goes on in every state. Some political equation will have to be set, and whether all coalition partners are equally happy about whatever setting that has been proposed, I don’t think individual political parties will have the privilege of saying that no, we will not work with X, Y or Z,” the NPP chief mentioned.
“I don’t think there are many parties left in the state that will have any definite numbers that will propose not to work with the XYZ party. It is also not healthy; yes few parties will sit in little compartments. We are not going to be proposing any kind of an equation, because it will not be in the fitness of the things to even talk about that, but if and when the situation arises, believe me, anybody will want to work with anybody to form the government,” the spokesperson added.
Meanwhile, Meghalaya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) working president Pynshngain N Syiem mentioned barring the BJP, Congress is open to work with any political occasion.
Stating that political events are having a rift with one another, Syiem mentioned, “Congress is in a very neutral position where it can work with any other party, even with the NPP, but not the BJP.”
He additionally identified that in a coalition authorities, the smaller occasion is extra highly effective than the bigger occasion as a result of it’ll play an essential function in authorities formation.
“We are open to everyone, even the NPP but not with the BJP. In the coalition government, the smaller party is more powerful than the larger party because they cannot form the government without the support from the smaller parties,” he mentioned.
The Congress chief additionally predicted that the 2018 variety of scenario post-poll could emerge.
Interestingly, the United Democratic Party which is prone to play the function of ‘King Maker’ in the formation of new authorities is tight-lipped and has proven no ‘favouritism’ in the direction of any political occasion.
However, each NPP and Trinamool Congress haven’t put up any candidate in opposition to UDP Chief Metbah Lyngdoh.
Meghalaya will go to polls on February 27 and the counting of votes will happen on March 2.
In 2018, Congress emerged as the only largest occasion however didn’t safe a majority in the 60-member meeting. The BJP, which gained solely 2 seats, joined palms with the National People’s Party (NPP) to type the federal government in the state. But this time, NPP supremo and chief minister Conrad Sangma introduced his occasion would contest the 2023 election alone. Trinamool Congress, which didn’t open an account in the final polls, can also be attempting to make inroads in Meghalaya beneath the management of former CM Mukul Sangma.
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