NPP chief and Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma today said that his party is in a position to take up issues that matters to the Northeast and that it was the only political force from the region seen in the national arena.
Sangma who attended the flag hoisting ceremony of the NPP at Wangoi constituency for the upcoming by-election scheduled for November 7, said, “Most national parties have focused in central India and the rest of the country. NPP as a national party has its presence pan India, however, its prime focus in Northeast”.
“Being the only national party from Northeast – NPP has been able to garner enough political weight to make its voice heard loud and clear in Delhi. NPP has clearly filled the vacuum and has become a strong political voice from Northeast,” Sangma added.
“We believe that there should be a political party that will speak, fight and work for the people of the Northeast,” asserted Sangma while informing that out of seven political parties in India, NPP is the only recognised national party from Northeast.
Urging the youth to join NPP, he said, “We need a voice, we need a platform, we need a political party that is going to fight for us, that is going to raise our voice and that is going to ensure that justice is done when it comes to Northeast”.
“We have so many communities in the region, our leaders are in different political parties. However, we have not been able to become one voice from the region. NPP is an opportunity for different communities to come together in a single platform and unitedly fight for Northeast,” he said, while urging the people to support and work with the NPP and strengthen the party.
Recalling his late father Purno Agitok Sangma, he said, “He (Purno) was instrumental in shaping me as a leader and his advice not to fight for post or position will always encourage me to work for the people”.
Terming the former MLA of Wangoi constituency Lukhoi Singh as “selfish”, he said, “Lukhoi resigned from the post of MLA just to get a ministerial berth”.
“It is time for the people of Wangoi to choose a leader who will be committed to his people. A leader whom people can trust and I see Loken Singh as the leader for the people of Wangoi,” he urged, while making an appeal to the people to vote for NPP.
Deputy Chief Minister of Manipur Y. Joykumar Singh, Meghalaya Power Minister James K. Sangma and a host of other leaders of the party attended the rally.