SHILLONG, Feb 09: The newly formed People’s Democratic Front (PDF) is expecting to win around ten seats in the upcoming Assembly elections as per what its Chief Ministerial candidate, PN Syiem said here on Friday.
“We are expecting to get ten seats in the upcoming polls,” Syiem said after releasing the party’s election manifesto and song album here on Friday.
The party, which was formed in March, last year has fielded as many as twenty-two candidates in the 36 constituencies falling under the Khasi-Jaintia Hills region.
Syiem, who is also holding post of Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) said that the party will support non-Congress political parties to form the next government in the state.
“However the post-poll alliance will only be decided after results of the poll,” he added.
Denying any links with the Bharitiya Janata Party (BJP) and the National People’s Party (NPP), Syiem said that the party is neither supporting the BJP nor the NPP in this election.
“We have not given any direction to our party leaders to support any party from where the PDF is not fielding candidates,” he said.
The ruling Congress has alleged that all regional political parties in the state are working with the BJP by failing to set up candidates in constituencies where the BJP is contesting.
Reacting to this, Syiem however said that the reason for the PDF not contesting in some of the constituencies is because of lack of candidates and where the party has less chance to win.