After his loss in the presidential election, PA Sangma alleged that the UPA had induced political parties to support their candidate, demanded a code of conduct for the presidential poll and he would decide on Tuesday whether to approach court over the poll.
“The process in presidential poll has been partisan and political. There is a perception among the people that UPA did not build consensus,” he said.The NDA-backed presidential candidate accused the UPA of using economic packages to win over political parties for the presidential poll.
“We need election code of conduct for presidential poll,” he said.
He said he would be meeting on Tuesday to decide whether to approach court challenging the presidential election.
He said economic packages and threats were used by the UPA to get political support for the presidential poll. Sangma alleged threats were issued to leaders like Mulayam Singh, Mamata Banerjee and others saying that there were charges against them.
Sangma congratulated UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee on his victory and wished him “every success” but said the country had lost the opportunity to support the tribals of India by elevating one to the highest constitutional post in the country.
“I may have lost the election but the nation has also lost a golden opportunity to show solidarity with tribals,” Sangma said.
He also criticised the MLAs of the north eastern states for backing Mukherjee instead of him.
“People of north east are no more capable of standing on their own feet. They have become dependent on central government,” he said, adding that they needed to change the situation.