SHILLONG, Dec 2 - BJP today said it is not sure of a wave working in favour of any party ahead of the Assembly elections, but there is definitely �a wave against the Congress� to oust it from power in Meghalaya.
The party�s National Spokesperson and Meghalaya in-charge, Nalin Kohli disagreed that there was a �National People�s Party (NPP) wave� in Meghalaya, although a galaxy of leaders from different parties have decided to join NPP.
�I don�t think there is a wave for any party in Meghalaya, but yes there is a wave against the Congress. The party would not return to power,� Kohli who together with Union Minister of State for Tourism Alphons Kannanthanam are here to supervise party�s preparations for the 2018 Assembly elections.
Both the BJP leaders have paid several visits to the State over the past few months and are desperately trying for an image makeover ahead of the actual campaign. Kohli has been meeting party workers to finalise the names of candidates.
But the party has not been able to make inroads in this bastion of the Congress, occasionally ruled by regional parties. Although the Congress is a divided house, the BJP has not been able to capitalise from these political churnings. It has been the NPP which has reaped huge political dividends so far from these exits.
BJP and NPP are allies at national level, but in Meghalaya the parties are fighting it alone. At times the NPP has been politically attacking the BJP at the State level questioning some of its policies and programmes.