With its strong presence being felt in three Northeastern states of Meghalaya, Manipur and Nagaland, the National People’s Party (NPP) is now eyeing to open its account in the upcoming assembly polls in the State of Mizoram while preparations are on for the general elections to the Lok Sabha in 2019 in all the eight States of Northeast.
National President of National People’s Party (NPP) and Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma today said that the party is very upbeat and will be contesting the upcoming Assembly Election in Mizoram and also General Election in all the eight Northeastern states.
The NPP chief made the remark while addressing at the felicitation programme organised by the NPP Meghalaya State Unit at U Soso Tham Auditorium in Shillong here on Wednesday.
Conrad stated that it is a matter of pride for NPP that the party is a recognized party in the State of Meghalaya, Manipur and Nagaland.
In 2018 State Assembly Election in Nagaland, the NPP had a vote share of 7% and two MLAs were elected. In Manipur, NPP has four MLAs and in Meghalaya, NPP has 20 — the highest number of MLAs and a party which is leading the MDA government in the state.
“NPP has a challenge ahead but there is a commitment from the party and its functionaries to carry forward the aspirations of the people in the right earnest and work to build a better society”, said Conrad K. Sangma adding that the party wants to give confidence to the people of Northeast to march forward on shared objective and common goal of development.
Congratulating and thanking the Meghalaya State Unit, Manipur State Unit and Nagaland State Unit, Conrad K. Sangma said that NPP has just begun its journey to represent the voice of the people and it would continue further.
Reminding the gathering about the ideals and philosophy of late Purno Agitok Sangma, Conrad K. Sangma said, “The seed of the party and the foundation was laid by him and we will continue to follow his principles and ideals to take forward the vision of the party for the common good of the people, especially the indigenous people of the country, the minorities and concerns and issues of Northeast”.
The Meghalaya State Unit felicitated 20 MLAs in the 10th Meghalaya Assembly and also MLAs from Nagaland and Deputy Chief Minister of Manipur Yumnam Joykumar Singh, Health Minister L Jayanta Kumar, Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Letpao Haokip and Tribal Affairs Minister N. Kayishii.
The NPP Chief also felicitated President of Meghalaya State Unit Dr. W. R. Kharlukhi during the felicitation function.
Deputy Chief Minister of Manipur Yumnam Joykumar Singh said, “NPP will continue to play an important role in Northeast to ensure clean and transparent administration and good governance”.
He said that the party has also set a good example in the State of Manipur and Meghalaya and would make effort to grow stronger in other parts of the Northeast, so that the aspirations of the people from the region can be represented by the party.
He said that the party was growing from strength to strength and in the next election in Manipur the party will manage to get 20 seats and will play a bigger role in the government formation.
Joykumar Singh expressed confidence that NPP has become a major force to reckon with in Meghalaya and in the upcoming election to Ampati constituency the party will beat the same success like it did in just concluded Williamnagar constituency.
Deputy Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Prestone Tynsong echoed that NPP with its 20 seats was now eyeing at Ampati to increase the party’s tally to 21 in Meghalaya State Legislative Assembly.
“People of Meghalaya need change and NPP is gearing up to ensure and fulfil the aspirations of the people. NPP will serve the people with the wisdom from the heaven to ensure positive change and development in Meghalaya”, he added.