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Arunachal Pradesh BJP unit breaks relation with PPA

Press Trust of India  |  Itanagar 

The unit has severed relations with its North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) partner, the Peoples' Party of Arunachal (PPA). The announcement to this effect was made by state president Tapir Gao during the state executive meeting of the party here yesterday. NEDA Convener Himanta Biswa Sarma passed on the decision of the central leaders to break alliance with PPA to Gao, who made the announcement yesterday, a party release informed here today. "The will treat PPA at par with the as an opponent political party," the release added. The has 47 MLAs in the assembly with effective strength of 59 with two independents supporting the party. The PPA has nine MLAs and the has one legislator. The NEDA was formed on May 24, 2016 by along with regional political parties like Naga People's Front, Democratic Front, People's Party of Arunachal, Asom Gana Parishad and Bodoland People's Front in Northeast India. The NEDA was formed to protect the interest of the people of the region and also for uniting non-parties in the North-east.

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First Published: Fri, August 11 2017. 15:57 IST