New Delhi, July 22 (MExN): The National People’s Party (NPP) met in New Delhi to chalk out plans in view of the upcoming elections in the State of Mizoram, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and the Lok Sabha election in 2019 on July 21.
The National Executive Meeting, chaired by National President and Chief Minister of Meghalaya Conrad K. Sangma, has empowered the election committee of the party to plan out modalities to make formidable presence in all the three states, which are likely to go for polls in next few months.
It also decided to contest in Mizoram but has not finalised number of seats it would contest, stated a press release from NPP. The party is in talks with regional forces for a possible merger. The meeting further decided to field candidates from different constituencies across India for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls and the election committee has been empowered to take a call on the matter.
Sangma meanwhile urged the party functionaries to focus on their strength and push the agenda of inclusive growth for the indigenous and minorities of the country as they plunge with a renewed vigor for the upcoming elections.
“NPP is a new party but in a short span of time it has been able to make its presence felt across North East and in Rajasthan. We have to capitalize on our strength and make attempt to unitedly raise the voice and concerns of the people and work for the welfare of indigenous people, minorities and vulnerable section of the society,” he said.
NPP leadership also felicitated seven MLAs from Arunachal Pradesh, who joined the party recently. “We are happy that regional parties are merging with us in our mission to champion the cause of North East under a single platform,” Conrad Sangma said, while welcoming and congratulating the MLAs in the party fold.
Senior Congress leader from Meghalaya Martin Danggo, who recently quit Congress and resigned from MLA, was also present in the National Executive Meeting of the party. Danggo will be contesting on NPP ticket for the upcoming by-election to Ranikor constituency. He was also felicitated in the meeting.