NCP ready for poll tieup with Congress

Published: 17th March 2013 10:12 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th March 2013 10:12 AM   |  A+A-


Ruling out electoral understanding with either the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) or the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the next elections in Odisha, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Saturday said it would prefer to have an alliance with the Congress.

“The party will like to have an alliance with the Congress with which we have electoral understanding at the Centre and in some other States,” NCP general secretary DP Tripathy told mediapersons here after the extended executive body meeting of the party’s State unit.

Tripathy said by admitting four NCP legislators to the BJD, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has betrayed the NCP. National working member Arun Dey said party president Sharad Pawar will visit the State in the last week of April.

The State executive resolved to take up programmes to strengthen the party organisation in every district from April. The political resolution moved by State general secretary of NCP Prasanna Lenka said demonstrations will be organised in front of the offices of district and block administration against the deteriorating law and order situation in the State.

The resolution on agriculture demanded that electricity should be provided free to all the farmers. Besides, health cards,identity cards and interest-free loan should also be provided to the farmers. Expressing concern over increasing number of urban unemployed youths, the party demanded special packages through different livelihood projects and schemes for them.

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