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Conrad elected NPP national president, NPP to contest all Lok Sabha seats in NE states
Meghalaya

Conrad elected NPP national president, NPP to contest all Lok Sabha seats in NE states

Shillong, Feb 9 : Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma was unanimously re-elected as national president of the National People's Party (NPP) for the second consecutive term.

Conrad was elected national president at the national general body meeting of the NPP at the State Convention Centre here, which was attended by party leaders and legislators from various states of the country.

In its meeting the party also resolved to snap ties with the BJP-led NDA if the Citizenship Amendment Bill is passed in Rajya Sabha.

“The meeting has passed a resolution to be sent to the Central government not to go ahead with the bill in Rajya Sabha . If the Bill is passed in the Rajya Sabha, the national general body meeting decided that the NPP would break its ties with the NDA,” Conrad told newspersons.

The NPP which has 20 MLAs in Meghalaya is leading the government in state and two MLAs of the BJP are also part of the government.

The NPP is also supporting the BJP government in Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur. It is also supporting the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party-BJP government in Nagaland.

The NPP president also announced that his party has decided to gear up preparations to contest the coming Lok Sabha elections in all 25 Lok Sabha seats in the North East as well as the Assembly polls in Arunachal Pradesh.

'' We are keen to contest all the Lok Sabha seats in the North East and we will work out how to go forward. The election committee will work on how to to contest in all the seats.

In Assam and Mizoram the committee has been form to conduct the election of party president in these two states. He said the NPP office in Assam will be inaugurated on February 17 . (UNI)