Guwahati: The Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) has announced that the ruling party will go it all alone in the next Lok Sabha and state assembly elections in 2019, ending all rumours about a coalition with the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP).
While interacting with media persons on Wednesday, SDF spokespersons Bhim Dahal, KT Gyaltsen and TN Sharma scotched rumours of any coalition between the party and the BJP.
The ruling SDF has been in power in the state for the past 27 years since the current chief minister Pawan Chamling founded the party in 1993.
“The SDF will contest the assembly and parliamentary elections in 2019 on its own under the leadership of party supremo and chief minister Pawan Kumar Chamling," the party spokespersons were quoted as saying by media reports.
The SDF, which is currently a constituent of the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) led by the BJP, however, said that the party will always be in coalition with the ruling party at the Centre for safeguarding the country’s borders.
The SDF leaders also accused the opposition of spreading rumours in the state to create a dent among voters.