The first conference of the National People’s Party (NPP) North East Coordination Committee (NPP-NECC) is scheduled to be held in Shillong on Saturday.
Though leaders did not divulge the main agenda for the conference, but understandably, the NPP which has been recognized as the national political party by the Election Commission of India (ECI), would resolve to further strengthen the party organization in various states of the Northeast as well as spread their wings in order to be able to make inroads in few states like West Bengal and tribal areas of some states.
Some issues like the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill may also come up for discussion, besides reviewing the present political situation in the whole country in view of the NDA’s return to power for the second term.
NPP is part of the NDA government at the Centre and is leading the government in Meghalaya while working with the BJP-led government in Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh.
Former Meghalaya chief minister, D D Lapang, who is the national vice Ppresident and chairman of the NPP-NECC will chair the conference.
Leaders, including NPP national president, and Meghalaya chief minister, Conrad K Sangma, deputy chief ministers, ministers from states where the NPP is part of the government would also attend the conference.
The session will commence at the State Convention Centre from 10 am onwards.