NPP to contest all Lok Sabha seats in Northeast

Shillong, Feb 9: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Saturday announced that his party will contest all the 25 Lok Sabha seats in the northeast, including Sikkim.

The national general body meeting of the National People’s Party (NPP) also resolved to snap ties with the NDA if the Citizenship Amendment Bill is passed in the Rajya Sabha.

“We are keen to contest all the Lok Sabha seats in the northeast and will work out how to go forward. The party election committee will work on it,” Sangma told media.

The NPP is backing the BJP-led government in Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh, the People’s Democratic Alliance government in Nagaland and the BJP in Meghalaya.

He stated the party will fight the upcoming general elections to the 60-member Arunachal Pradesh Assembly.

In Assam and Mizoram, he said that a committee has been constituted to conduct election to the post of state party presidents.

The tribal centric-based political party, established by former Lok Sabha Speaker Purno Agitok Sangma, will inaugurate its office in Guwahati, Assam, on February 17.


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