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No decision to join any party, says Wangyuh
Staff Reporter: Dimapur, 27 Jul 2008
Published on 28 Jul. 2008 12:45 AM IST
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Lone Lok Sabha MP from Nagaland, Wangyuh Konyak of NPF, who earned the wrath of both his party and the BJP for going against his party’s directive by voting in favour of the UPA Government in the trust vote on Indo-US nuclear deal, Sunday said he would decide his political future only after announcement of Lok Sabha elections.
“I will not join the Congress or any other political party for the moment even if the NPF expels me. I’ll take a decision only after announcement of Lok Sabha polls,” the MP told Nagaland Post over phone. He however claimed that after the trust vote, a host of national political parties had invited him to join their respective party.
“BSP supremo Mayawati invited me to form her party in the State, RJD chief Lalu approached me to lead the party in Nagaland and even Congress president Sonia Gandhi invited me to join the Congress. In fact the Congress called me as the ‘Prodigal son’ and told me to come back to the party fold,” Wangyuh said.
He also said there was every possibility that he might form a new political party in the State in collaboration with like-minded political parties and leaders.
Asked to comment on allegations by NPF as well as BJP that his vote was “purchased” by the Congress party, the MP said “Let them prove it. I am aware that they (NPF) have written a complaint letter to the Lok Sabha Speaker.”
He said he had already explained in “general” his reasons for voting in favour of the UPA government. “Next time I’ll be coming out with all details of how the NPF has directed me all these four years, including the directive to vote for the UPA in the Presidential election,” he added.
Meanwhile, NPF sources aid the central working committee of the party would meet on July 30 to decide the fate of Wangyuh Konyak.

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