NPP state president brushes aside threats from TMC, says party ready to contest any political entity



National People's Party (NPP) state president and Rajya Sabha MP W.R Kharlukhi, on November 16, dismissed any threats over speculations of Trinamool Congress (TMC) doing groundwork in Meghalaya for the 2023 elections.

Holding his ground, Kharlukhi said, "All (parties) are welcome, our field is open, and we are ready to fight against any political party that contests elections,

He also said that at present the NPP has not deliberated on a pre or post-poll alliance with any party for the 2023 elections and that the same will depend on the situation.

With the regional parties in the state uniting together for political alliance, Kharlukhi said that such a move will not be a threat to the NPP as a national political party. "They (regional parties) are closer to us because we are a national party with a regional outlook, rather than a national party with a national outlook," Kharluki said.

Replying to the possible switchover of Congress leaders to NPP, Kharlukhi informed that there is no such move from congress members as of now.
"I don't see any Congress MLA coming to us," he pointed.

He, however, maintained that if there are any hints, the matter will be examined, as NPP's door is open to anyone. "We don't have enemies, we only have political opponents. I welcome Dr. Mukul, Vincent Pala, or anyone who wants to come to us," he maintained.

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