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Cong rules out pre-poll alliance


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By Our Reporter

 SHILLONG: The All India Congress Committee (AICC) secretary in-charge of Meghalaya, Sanjay Bapna on Tuesday asserted that the Congress does not need to go into any alliance as the party will form the Government on its own.

Bapna was responding to a question whether Congress is planning to have a pre-poll alliance with any like-minded political parties.

“We don’t need to get into any alliance as Congress is coming back to power in Meghalaya,” he said.

The AICC general secretary in-charge of Meghalaya Dr Dhaniram Shandil and secretary Bapana arrived in Shillong on Tuesday to review the party’s preparedness for the upcoming Assembly elections.

They held initial discussions with the senior Congress leaders of the state on upcoming Assembly elections on Tuesday night.

The two leaders will hold another meeting on Wednesday to scrutinize over a hundred and forty applications received from ticket aspirants of the party.

The two AICC leaders are expected to go through all the applications and discuss the potentiality of each candidate together with the Pradesh Congress Election Committee headed by the MPCC president DD Lapang on Wednesday.

Reacting to a query, he said that the selection committee of the AICC would screen the recommendations to be made by the Pradesh Congress Committee regarding the ticket aspirants. Stating that Congress is already in poll mode, he said, “We have formed manifesto, pubilicity and other committees as part of the preparation of the elections.”

Asked whether any candidates from other political parties have approached the Congress, Bapna said,” Anyone who believes in the ideology of the party can come and be a part of the Congress”.

The two AICC leaders are scheduled to visit Garo Hills on Thursday.


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