Shillong/Tura | March 20, 2019
A day after Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma led-National Peoples Party (NPP) received a major boost with the joining of 15 BJP leaders in Arunachal Pradesh including 2 ministers and 12 other sitting legislators, NPP National President and Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma expressed his happiness and exuded confidence in winning the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
He said, ” Firstly we are very happy that the leaders have expressed their faith in the ideology of the party and I would like to welcome them all to NPP. This is the beginning of a very positive sign for the party in Arunachal Pradesh and we hope that more people will join us. We do hope that with more people joining in, NPP will fare very well in the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections”.
Reacting to a query as to whether NPP has become the only alternative in Northeast India, Conrad said, ” We have been trying to build the party on this ideology and people have begun to realise our ideology and are joining us”.
Speaking about the candidature of his sister Agatha Sangma and her chances of victory from Tura Parliamentary constituency in upcoming General Elections, the CM said, ” It is never easy and no election can be taken for granted. The first rule of election is to ensure that one is not over confident. We are working hard and I am happy to see peoples’ response and we are expecting a positive response”.
Conrad Sangma is currently campaigning for NPP candidate for Tura parliamentary seat Agatha Sangma at Resubelpara. She has also been a former MP and was part of 15th Lok Sabha. She was the youngest Minister of State in the UPA 2nd Manmohan Singh Cabinet.