It is a different matter altogether that both NC and Congress ought to have tried their luck with the PDP. The smoke around coalitions other than the PDP-BJP did not emanate on its own. A possible turn down by the PDP is the only reason why the representatives from the valley based parties announced immediately that they had no interest in forming an alliance. The lack of force in their voices around fresh polls in indicative that both NC and Congress are fishing for the right opportunity.
Both NC and Congress are not sure of the results of a mil-term poll but the way the things are moving, a fresh poll is fast becoming a reality.