Shillong, Oct 11: The national president of the National People’s Party (NPP) and Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma said that his party was not involved in poaching but the opposition was not able to keep its flock together.
It may be mentioned that Ampareen Lyngdoh of the opposition Congress had accused the NPP of poaching its leaders to contest the by-polls in the Mawphlang and Mawryngkneng constituencies on October 30.
“There is no question of poaching this is politics,” Sangma told reporters in the NPP office on Monday.
The NPP national president also said that if the opposition Congress is not able to satisfy or address the concern of the people then it cannot blame another political party.
“We are not poaching. You are not being able to keep your flocks together it is not our fault,” he said.
The Chief Minister also added that if people are joining other political parties they are free to join since India is a democracy.
Sangma also said that people have seen that the NPP will be able to work and move forward and that is why people have decided to join the party.
“I think the Congress party has no other way to look at it to justify that’s why they are blaming us for poaching. But it is important that to look into themselves and figure out that there is a problem within the organisation,” Sangma said.
Asked if any of the Congress legislators have approached to join the NPP, Sangma said, “Those are matters not be discussed in this kind of a platform. When the right time comes we will discuss”.