Meghalaya: Prestone tells Congress MLAs to resign if they want to join NPP

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SHILLONG | JUNE 25, 2020:

Nationalist People's Party (NPP) National Vice President, Prestone Tynsong today said that the Congress MLAs will have to resign if they want to join the party.

"The doors of the NPP are always open if they want to leave the Congress. But they will first have to resign before joining a new party. Otherwise, they will be disqualified," Tynsong said while replying to a question on whether they are willing to take the Congress MLAs into their fold.

He however said that he is yet to receive any official statement from any Congress MLAs, on their keenness to join the party.

Meanwhile, Tynsong said that the report of the NPP approaching the Congress with an offer to work together is just a mere speculation.

"There was anticipation that similar political development will take place in Meghalaya after the political turmoil in Manipur. But the political instability in Manipur has been resolved. The same combination will again lead the Government in Manipur," the NPP National Vice President said.

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When asked if he blames the Opposition Congress for spreading this rumour, he said, "Even if I was in the opposition, I would want to form the Government."

"There is no hide and seek. If I am in the opposition I will try my best to see that I form the Government. It is not a new thing since it is natural in politics," Tynsong added.

The Opposition Congress in Meghalaya has claimed that the National People's Party (NPP) had approached the party with an offer to work together as they were "unhappy" with the unreasonable demands made by the smaller parties, who are part of the present ruling coalition.

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