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Shillong, September 11, 2017:National People's Party (NPP) spokesperson, James K Sangma said that there will be change of Government in the State post the 2018 Assembly elections in the State.
"We are seeing that there will be a change in the Government. This is going to happen with the Congress facing the problem of anti-incumbency. I am sure that the NPP will be playing a bigger an important role in the State," Sangma who is also a sitting legislator of the party told media persons here on Monday.
He further said that the party welcomes everyone who wants to contribute to the growth and development of the State to join the NPP.
It may be mentioned that disgruntled Congress legislators including former Deputy Chief Minister, Rowell Lyngdoh, former Cabinet Mnisters, Prestone Tynsong and Sniawbhalang Dhar and Ngaitlang Dhar are planning to join the NPP.
When asked if the joining of these Congress legislators were like "old wine in a new bottle", he said that these legislators were not given an opportunity to prove their efficiency and capability.
"With the dictatorial style of functioning of Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma, none of these legislators were given liberty to make their own decisions. They were like puppets in front of the Chief Minister," the NPP spokesperson said.
He further said that the party State Election Committee (SEC) will take a final call on the pre-poll alliance and having a Chief Ministerial candidate.
"As of now, we have taken any kind decision either on the issue of pre-poll alliance or whether the party will have a Chief Ministerial candidate," he said.
On Chief Minister contesting from two constituencies,Sangma said that the decision of Dr Mukul Sangma to contest from two separate constituencies is unfair. "If he won from both the seats then he will have to relinquish one of the constituencies which is very unfair," the NPP spokersperson said.