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New front to contest 2018 Meghalaya polls

IANS | Shillong |

A new political party, the People's Democratic Front (PDF), has been floated in Meghalaya and it will contest the 2018 assembly elections, the PDF announced on Friday.

However, the PDF is yet to decide whether to have a pre-poll or post-poll alliance with the ruling Congress or the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

"We are yet to decide whether to have an alliance with any of the political parties as our objective is to win assembly elections and form a government of our own," PDF Working President Emlang Lyttan said.

Saying the PDF was launched on March 1, Lyttan told the media that its formation followed a series of deliberations on various issues concerning the state.

"The state government has failed on several issues, be it tackling corruption, unemployment, land management, labour, agriculture and so on. Therefore, a group of responsible citizens felt there is a need for a vibrant system of governance," Lyttan said.