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Sangma seeks Advani’s help in Meghalaya


New Delhi : Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader P.A. Sangma Friday met Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate L.K. Advani here to “seek his help” and brief him about the situation in Meghalaya, which is under president’s rule.

“I met Advaniji and briefed him about the situation in Meghalaya. We seek the BJP’s help in different northeastern states,” Sangma told reporters, without elaborating on what sort of help the NCP wants from Advani.

Sangma has been enraged by the central government’s decision Wednesday to impose president’s rule in Meghalaya. The NCP, which headed the state’s Meghalaya Progressive Alliance (MPA) government, is a member of the UPA that is ruling at the centre.

“It is not a question of NDA (National Democratic Alliance) or UPA (United Progressive Alliance), it is about the people of Meghalaya and every citizen should support the cause,” the former Lok Sabha speaker said.

“The decision to impose president’s rule is unprecedented and unconstitutional. After the MPA government won the trust vote on the floor of the house, there was no constitutional crisis and hence the decision is very sad,” Sangma had said after the centre’s decision.