The National People’s Party (NPP) launched its poll campaign in Nagaland on Saturday with its national president and Lok Sabha MP from Meghalaya, Conrad K Sangma, saying his party is a ‘major political force’ in the State for the ensuing Assembly election.
Addressing media on Saturday in Dimapur, Sangma said NPP Nagaland unit has been working hard to set up its organizational base in the State. He also said the party’s state unit has grown ‘strength to strength’.
He also expressed happiness at enrolment of ‘young as well as experienced people’ into the party fold. Sangma said people in Nagaland want to join NPP in order to get respite from the corrupt political system in Nagaland.
Sangma also claimed that people were joining NPP since it was providing them with a platform to ventilate their visions for the welfare of the people of Nagaland.
On the present position of NPP in Nagaland, he expressed satisfaction about the response from the people who feel connected with the party’s ideals as ‘they realized that there has to be a party to be the voice of the North-east in the national political scenario’.
This is Sangma’s first visit to the State after the formation of the party’s committee and inauguration of its office in the State.
Sangma said the National People’s Party (NPP), was formed by the late P A Sangma, in order to give a political platform to the people of north-eastern India. “There must be a political platform that places the issues of the North-east and bring different tribes and communities of the North-east to one platform,” Sangma said.
He also spoke about the positive response that the party received in Manipur, where in the last election, it had won four seats and how the party was working hard in Meghalaya and Nagaland for the ensuing elections.
He said eight MLAs in Meghalaya from Congress, UDP and independent – recently resigned and joined NPP and gave the party a big boost. He exuded confidence that NPP will form the next government in Meghalaya.