BJP rules out pre-poll alliance for Assembly elections
Itanagar, Aug 29: The BJP in Arunachal Pradesh today made it clear that the party would not go for any pre-poll alliance with any party for the assembly elections slated early next year.
“We will not go for any pre-poll alliance with any party but will contest the election on our own,” BJP state unit president Tapir Gao told reporters in the sidelines of a meetingn of the party’s MLAs with BJP national general secretary (Organisation) and in charge of North East Ajay Jamwal in the Legislative Assembly premises here.
Jamwal who arrived from New Delhi along with Gao and Chief Minister Pema Khandu today, is on a three-day maiden visit to the state to expand partys organisational setup. Gao further informed that the Assembly elections in the state would be held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha elections early next year. He, however, did not specify the month when elections would be held.
When asked on Khandu’s sudden visit to New Delhi skipping the all-important assembly session, Gao said that all the chief ministers of BJP-ruled NE states were summoned by the party’s central leadership to take their views on the party’s position in their respective states and developmental issues. “The central leadership are happy with the performance of the state government and appreciated it as the best performing state in the region in terms of implementing central flagship programmes,” Gao added.