A number of former MLAs who got defeated in the 2023 Assembly elections were accommodated in various positions in the newly-constituted State executive committee of the NPP.
It may be mentioned that recently Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong was elected as the State president of NPP in place of Wanwei Roy Kharlukhi.
After being elected as the new party chief in the State, Tynsong thought it best to include in the party’s executive committee most of the former MLAs who lost the polls.
Former Mylliem MLA Hamletson Dohling was appointed as the working president of the party along with cabinet minister Marcuise N. Marak and Jowai MLA Wailadmiki Shylla.
The newly appointed vice presidents include Assembly Deputy Speaker Timothy D. Shira, cabinet minister Comingone Ymbon and Jirang MLA Sosthenes Sohtun.
Former Rajabala MLA Abdus Saleh was appointed as general secretary along with Salmanpara MLA Ian Botham K. Sangma, Dr. Charles Reuben Lyngdoh, Prof. Donkupar War, Forward L. Mawlong and J D Sangma.
Three former MLAs who lost the 2023 elections were also appointed as secretaries of the party. They include Samlin Malngiang, Kimfa Marbaniang and Jason Sawkmie Mawlong.
The other newly appointed secretaries include Chokpot MLA Sengchim N. Sangma, Rangsakona MLA Subir R. Marak, Raksamgre MLA Limison D. Sangma, Mawlai MDC Teibor Pathaw, Babelapara MDC Rakesh A. Sangma, Bolsong MDC Crozier G. Momin, Emlang Lyttan, Embhahlang Syiemlieh, Rayonald Kharkamni, Ransom Sutnga, Auspicious L. Mawphlang, Kupar Blah, Mebanri Laloo, Dr. David A. Kharchandy, Barfi Toi, Charming N. Sangma, Aloysius Marak and Nidhuram Hajong.
Himalaya M. Shangpliang, the former MLA from Mawsynram who lost the 2023 elections, was appointed as spokesperson of the party.
Daniel Thangkhiew who is a close confidante of Chief Minister Conrad Sangma was appointed as treasurer of the State NPP. Former MLA Nihim D. Shira and Babeth K. Sangma were made advisers.