NPP has become a strong political voice from Northeast — Party chief
Imphal, Oct. 29 (EMN): The president of National People’s Party (NPP) and chief minister of Meghalaya, Conrad K Sangma, on Thursday said that the party is emerging as a strong political voice from the Northeast region.
He was speaking at the ‘flag-hoisting ceremony’ of the party’s candidate, Kh Loken, at Wangoi assembly constituency in Imphal West district for the upcoming bye-election, schedule for November 7.
“Being the only national party from the Northeast, NPP has been able to garner enough political weight to make its voice heard loud and clear. NPP has clearly filled the vacuum and has become a strong political voice from Northeast,” Sangma said.
The NPP, Sangma reminded, has had its focus in the Northeast since its formation.
“We believe that there should be a political party that will speak, fight and work for the people of the Northeast,” asserted Sangma while maintaining that out of several political parties, NPP is the only recognised national party from the Northeast.
Urging the youth to join NPP, he said: “We need a voice, we need a platform, we need a political party that is going to fight for us, that is going to raise our voice and that is going to ensure that justice is done when it comes to Northeast.”
The NPP chief also expressed confidence that Loken will win the Wagoi seat.
Bye-elections to four assembly constituencies — Lilong, Wangoi, Wangjing-Tentha and Saitu – will be held on November 7 and votes will be counted on November 10.
The bye-elections have been necessitated after six Congress MLAs resigned from membership of the Manipur legislative assembly in August this year.