PPA rules out any pre-poll pact

Itanagar: Peoples’ Party of Arunachal (PPA) chairman Kamen Ringu Friday said the party will fight the state Assembly and Lok Sabha elections alone and dismissed claims made by Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee president Takam Sanjoy of forging a pre-poll alliance with the PPA.
Ringu said the PPA president Kahfa Bengia and secretary general Kaling Jerang had casual discussions with the Congress which was not “endorsed” by the party.
“We have temporarily suspended them for hobnobbing with the Congress on seat sharing without the knowledge of the partys executive body. We will not forge any alliance with any national political parties but will contest the polls alone keeping our regional ideology intact,” Ringu said.
Election to the 60-member Arunachal Pradesh Assembly and the two Lok Sabha seats in the state will be held on April 11.
Lashing out at the national political parties for neglecting the state, Ringu alleged that these parties were trying to lure potential PPA candidates.
On the partys agenda for the polls, Ringu said that it would be inclusive development for the interest of the indigenous people of the state.
“The people of the state are fed-up with the lip services of Congress as well as BJP government at the Centre,” Ringu said. (PTI)

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