Guwahati, January 18, 2019:
Former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Gegong Apang, who had recently resigned from primary membership of the BJP, has now decided to form his own party ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
Apang is headed to Kolkata to meet Trinamool Congress leader and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee. It is believed that Apang’s new party will form a maha gathbandhan (grand alliance).
Banerjee is set to hold a mega opposition rally tomorrow in a bid to defeat the BJP in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
It is to be mentioned that Gegong Apang had condemned the BJP in his resignation letter, calling the party a “platform to seek power.”
Apang had joined the BJP in 2014 after being aligned with the Congress previously and gave the BJP its first government in the Northeast in 16 years, but he quit the party on January 15, citing that the party does not address the “real issues” of the Northeast.