The saffron party is in talks with local players to strengthen its electoral base in the Himalayan state
Gangtok: The state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is in talks with the local parties to forge an alliance ahead of the forthcoming Assembly polls in Sikkim.
Addressing media persons, Nitin Nabin, BJP election in-charge for Sikkim, and DB Chauhan, president of the state unit of the party, said that the party was willing to forge an alliance with like-minded local parties to strengthen its position ahead of polls.
“It’s not about winning election alone. We want to win hearts of the people of Sikkim as well,” Nabin said.
Meanwhile, the ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF), an ally of the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government in the Centre, has already clarified that the party will not forge any pre-poll alliance this election season. “We will go with the party whoever forms the government in New Delhi. Pre-poll alliance is not possible at all for us,” Sikkim chief minister Pawan Kumar Chamling had said.
“We want development of the state. North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) means development of the Northeast,” the BJP leaders said.