Deputy chief minister Prestone Tynsong on Friday alleged the opposition All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) of indulging in poaching ruling MLAs of the MDA coalition partners.
Speaking to reporters, Tynsong said the AITC has been sending feelers to every MLA of the coalition partners saying “why not you come and join us but from our side we don’t need (to do that).”
The AITC had also recently alleged that the NPP and other parties have been poaching its MLAs.
“But I am telling you they keep doing that every day by sending feelers to our colleagues within the MDA,” Tynsong said.
The deputy chief minister however said, “Not necessarily for me but for other MLAs they keep approaching.” According to him, it is the AITC that is continuously poaching the ruling MLAs and not otherwise.
Meanwhile, Tynsong said, “Right now the total strength of NPP MLAs is 23 and we are fighting to get 34-35 seats in the upcoming 2023 elections.”