No alliance with Congress, BJP: PPA Chairman

Days after the in announced an alliance with the (PPA), the regional party on Saturday said it would maintain equal distance from the and the (BJP).

The of Congress, Takam Sanjoy, earlier this week said the party had finalised the alliance with the while talks were on with the (Secular).

“Both the BJP and the have earlier poached our MLAs. We are sceptic of forging an alliance with them,” said on Saturday. Ringu said the would contest all the seats on its own.

“We appeal to the young and uncorrupted youth of the state to join our party. We want the young people to come out and join our party to help build a better Arunachal Pradesh,” he said.

While two PPA legislators joined the Congress in December last year, in 2016, led by 33 of the 43 PPA legislators joined the BJP and formed a BJP-led government in the state.

Ringu said the party had temporarily suspended its and for some casual discussions with the Congress, which led to earlier this week about an alliance between the PPA and the Congress.

The Lok Sabha and Assembly polls will be held simultaneously in in the first phase on April 11.

–IANS

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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 22:44 IST