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Manipur Deputy Chief Minister Joykumar handing over certificate to participants during the CAU- Regional Agri Fair on January 13, 2019. Handout photo

Manipur Deputy Chief Minister of Manipur, Y Joykumar Singh, on Sunday said National People’s Party (NPP) will take a decision on continuing its alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be taken after a ‘finality’ is ascertained on Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, which is yet to be passed in the Rajya Sabha.

Joykumar, who is also the national vice-president of NPP said this on the sidelines of the valedictory programme of CAU- Regional Agri Fair, according to

NPP, a major partner of the BJP earlier threatened to sever ties with BJP in the wake of the passing of the CAB.

The threat came after the Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) withdrew its support from the BJP-led Northeast Democratic Alliance (NEDA).

The NPP convened an executive meeting in Guwahati on Friday presided by Conrad Sangma, MLAs of five northeastern states, office bearers and presidents of state units.

Joykumar also said that Saturday’s executive meeting of the party was held to chalk out plans for Assembly election in Arunachal, Lok Sabha election and party organization etc.

As far as the citizenship bill is concerned, Joykumar informed that a separate meeting was held.

The State Deputy Chief Minister also informed that NPP would field as many candidates as possible in the upcoming Lok Sabha election. For Manipur, the party has so far decided on the candidacy to contest in the out parliamentary constituency of the two seats.

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