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No plan to work with Congress: Conrad

Committed to carry on with MDA partners: NPP chief

Shillong, Sept 27: Chief Minister Conrad Sangma has denied any plan to work with the opposition Congress.

Earlier, there were media reports quoting sources from the Congress that the new MPCC president Vincent Pala wanted to work with NPP.

“There is no discussion at all in this line. We are here as MDA and we are working aggressively to take the state forward so there is no discussion, no issue, no talks in this line at all,” Sangma, who is also the national president of the NPP, told reporters on Monday.

When asked whether the NPP will be willing to work with the Congress in 2023, Conrad said the election is very far away.

He added, “It is not something that one has anything with anybody but the talks that are coming in now is baseless we have not had any discussion with anybody in this line.”

He said the NPP is happy working with the MDA coalition partners.

“The coalition partners who are with the MDA here have shown full commitment and loyalty and as the leading party in the coalition, we are also very committed to our coalition partners to ensure that we will complete our term.”

 Taking Cong seriously

To a question whether he sees any threat to NPP after  Pala took over as MPCC president, Conrad admitted that there will be some challenges and added that it will be wrong for NPP to simply underestimate or not take things seriously.

“So as a political party, it is our duty to ensure we are always serious about what we do not just as a government but even as a political party. Therefore, everything that happens is something that is important to us and it is the duty of the party and the leadership to ensure that we take all movements that are happening seriously.”

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