NPP to go solo, contest all 25 Lok Sabha seats in Northeast

NPP to go solo, contest all 25 Lok Sabha seats in Northeast


Guwahati, March 13, 2019:

As the clock approached midnight, BJP national General Secretary Ram Madhav was meeting the senior BJP leaders and their allies in the Northeast region. The top-level informal meeting resulted in the re-union of estranged ‘lovers’, the AGP and BJP, with the BPF being announced as the third party in Assam. Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma, though, maintained his party’s position to field NPP candidates from all 25 constituencies in the Northeast.

Addressing the media after the meeting, Sangma said: “We are a political party with our own identity and our own ideology. We (the NPP) intend to field our party candidates from all 25 Lok Sabha constituencies.”

“In the elections coming up in Arunachal and in the elections held in the Northeast, we will contest alone”, he added.

Sangma also stated that he would take a call on the BJP-NPP alliance in the future. It is to be mentioned that there has been much speculation over the NPP’s alliance with the BJP as the latter has announced the implementation of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 as a top agenda, whereas the NPP and Sangma are allegedly opposed to it.

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Published On: Mar 13, 2019