NPP forays into Assam politics, to contest all 25 Lok Sabha seats in NE

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GUWAHATI, March 06: The National President of the National People’s Party (NPP) and Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma has said that his party will contest all 25 seats in the North Eastern region in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Conrad Sangma said this in Guwahati while he launched his party’s Assam unit. He informed that the NPP will contest all 25 seats in the NE region in the upcoming Lok Sabha election and that this was decided in the general meeting of the party held in Shillong recently.

Addressing a press conference in Guwahati, Conrad said a resolution was taken in the general body meeting of NPP that the party will contest all 25 seats.

“We are working towards ensuring that we manage to achieve that. But election is an issue that many have to look at different kind of situations in constituencies. But with that particular objective in mind, we are organising the party and we want to move ahead and contest Lok Sabha election,” Conrad said.

With an aim to expand the party base in the North Eastern region, NPP on Wednesday launched its Assam state unit after the party spread its organisational base in Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram.

In Meghalaya, the NPP-led MDA coalition government completed its first year on Wednesday.

The NPP is a partner in the BJP-led Manipur government and it has two MLAs in Nagaland and seven in Arunachal Pradesh.

“We are a party with own identity, ideology and we have the right to express our ideology and share our ideology with the people. People will decide whom they want to vote for. If people feel that our ideology is something that they can connect to, then people will vote for us. What happens after election will be seen. Right now it is important is that we want to ensure that our party grows and that more people join us,” Conrad said.