Vanthungo Odyuo with Sharad Pawar during NCP national convention held in New Delhi on August 28 and 29 at New Delhi.
Kohima, September 7 (MExN): Delegation of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Nagaland unit led by its president Vanthungo Odyuo attended the 7th All India NCP Convention from August 28 to 29 at New Delhi.
After the convention, Odyuo met NCP National president Sharad Paward, Tariq Anwar, MP, NCP National general secretary, Praful Patel, MP, NCP National general secretary, Dr. Fauzia Khan, president Nationalist Mahila Congress, Dheeraj Sharma, president Nationalist Youth Congress and others.
During the convention, the election of Sharad Pawar as the party president was unanimously approved.
Pawar was elected unanimously for a record seven times and has been in the position since the formation of the party in 1999.
Pawar in his speech said the NCP should have a new approach for our vision and programmes that make us different and special.
“Though we are not a very big party, we have a very important role to play,” Pawar said adding “We are in a year when the country is gearing up to overthrow the communal forces in the forthcoming parliamentary elections that have come to the power at the centre.”
“We are in a year when international communities are expecting us to make new leads. We are in a year when socio- political struggle will take new shape. And we are also in a year where Nationalist Congress Party has to play a pivotal role in the politics of India,” Pawar said adding that NCP is ready to take those new challenges because the party as a national political party has always remained committed to a just, equitable, secular, modern and prosperous India where every citizen is empowered.
Pawar said that he was deeply concerned with the NDA governments’ policies and actions that are nothing but a divisive, destructive and disruptive propaganda and a looming threat to integrity of India.
He argued that no social security measures have been taken for farmers above the age of sixty or for other marginal and vulnerable farmers and landless labourers, adding that the employment is another equally important issue where the Modi government has failed the country in all the four years of its governance.
Pawar said NCP solemnly believes in the notion that economic development cannot be delinked from human development, adding NCP is committed for a new India “that is internally strong and respected internationally.”
Further, Pawar said the message of the 7th National convention of the NCP in the historic city of Delhi “is unity and empowerment with greater emphasis on empowerment of women and youth.”