NEDA constituents to face each other in some states

GUWAHATI:  Constituents of the BJP-led North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) will be contesting against each other in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections in some of the states in the region.


The NEDA convener and senior BJP leader,  Dr Himanta Biswa Sharma on Friday said “BJP will be maintaining its political alliance with the NEDA members. In some states, the NEDA constituents will contest together and in some states, they will contest against each other. But the common goal is to make Narendra Modi the prime minister for a second time.


“NEDA is a strategic alliance,” Dr Sharma added.


Leaders of the NEDA constituents will meet BJP national president Amit Shah at New Delhi on March 17 next. The Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), which is also a NEDA member and part of the BJP-led coalition government in Assam, will meet Shah in a separate meeting at the national capital on March 16.


 The names of poll candidates of both BJP and AGP for Assam are expected to be announced in New Delhi on March 16.



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