Opp trying to poach MLAs from MDA: Tynsong

SHILLONG, Aug 5: As assembly polls draw nearer, the National People’s Party (NPP) has given credit to opposition Trinamool Congress for another one of its tactics in the run-up to the showdown, which is making relentless attempts to poach MLAs from parties in the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) coalition.
Alleging this, NPP vice president and Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said, “The agenda of AITC is they are sending feelers to every MLA of coalition to join them but from our side we don’t. The AITC is doing that every day. They keep meeting our colleague MLAs from the MDA.”
On the other hand, TMC is of the view that Chief Minster Conrad K Sangma is making attempts to dislodge the party and demoralise its workers. However, the opposition is certain that it will not waver in its aim to bring about a change in 2023.
Asked if he was also approached by the AITC, Tynsong said, “Not necessarily for me but for other MLAs, they keep approaching. Yes they are the ones who do the poaching.”
Talking about the expected number of seats in NPP scope, he said that they will look to win more than 34-35 seats. The chief minister had earlier claimed that five of the 12 TMC MLAs are in talks with other political parties in their search for a greener pasture.

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