The Arunachal Pradesh unit of the NCP, the Aam Admi Party (AAP) and the Peoples Party of Arunachal (PPA) have decided to jointly fight the ensuing panchayat and municipal elections in the State slated for May 16 next.

All the parties in a meeting yesterday decided to put up joint candidates for municipal and panchayat elections and also reached a seat sharing agreement in the 30-member municipality in Itanagar and Naharlagun, party sources said here today.

“The decision has been taken in view of public frustration and a sense of discontentment against the ruling Congress Government in the State,” a press statement issued by combined media secretary Kaling Jerang said.

“Such a strategy is the need of hour and the combined force will defeat the Congress policy of divide and rule and help forming a very vibrant, transparent and secular municipality in Itanagar,” Jerang said.

(This article was published on April 20, 2013)
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