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PPA chairman rules out any pre-poll alliance

Press Trust of India  |  Itanagar 

Peoples' (PPA) Friday said the party will fight the state Assembly and Lok Sabha elections alone and dismissed claims made by Committee of forging a pre-poll alliance with the PPA.

Ringu said the PPA and had casual discussions with the which was not "endorsed" by the party.

"We have temporarily suspended them for hobnobbing with the on seat sharing without the knowledge of the partys body. We will not forge any alliance with any national political parties but will contest the polls alone keeping our regional ideology intact," Ringu said.

Election to the 60-member Assembly and the two Lok Sabha seats in the state will be held on April 11.

He told reporters here that "the PPA with regional identity will go alone to contest in all the 60 Assembly and two Lok Sabha seats in the state and will soon announce the list of candidates."

Lashing out at the national political parties for neglecting the state, Ringu alleged that these parties were trying to lure potential PPA candidates.

On the partys agenda for the polls, Ringu said that it would be inclusive development for the interest of the indigenous people of the state.

"The people of the state are fed-up with the lip services of Congress as well as at the Centre," Ringu said.

The PPA had won four seats in the 2009 Assembly polls and in 2014 Assembly election it had won five seats.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 17:50 IST