New political alignment in NE politics

August 12, 2017, 8:50 pm
Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh):A new alignment might force Arunachal Pradesh to change its political landscape in the north eastern state. North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) announced to have dumped Arunachal Peoples’ Party, a regional party deserted by many sitting legislators before Pema Khandu as Chief Minister.   
Political experts in Itanagar told www.southasiaviews.com that BJP is doing all these to get all non Congress legislators in their party as the saffron party has 47 MLAs in the state even after the party has failed to open an account in the polls. “At any cost BJP wants majority. The saffron party is in a phase manner will dump its coalition partners after getting its legislators joined in their own party. Same it might take place in Assam, Sikkim, Meghalaya and Nagaland,” he said. 
PPA has 9 MLAs and the Congress has one legislator who is none other than Nabam Tuki.
Sources said in Meghalaya, at least six Congress legislators are in touch with BJP leadership to desert Mukul Sangma and Congress just six months before the assembly polls. If everything remains calm, two sitting ministers and four MLAs are expected to join BJP.
BJP leadership is not so much interested to forge poll pact with NPP and NCP even after both the parties are NEDA constituents. If BJP falls short of seats to unseat Congress it would take their help. But as of now BJP wants to get NCP and NPP leaders to join the saffron party.
 
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